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Compare Summer Night Dream And A Friday Night's Dream

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A Friday Night Light’s Dream is a heartwarming love triangle story about classic high school love lives. It begins with a group of four sophomores: Blake, who likes Jane; Jane, who has fallen for Ethan; Ethan, who is crushing on Sabrina; and Sabrina, who in love with Blake. Through of series of telling stereotypical high school events, however, two very happy couples emerge from this situation, both of which ending with winter formal invites. Besides from being a new aged short story, this tale can also be seen as a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with multiple direct connections between the two stories and both sharing the same theme that love can make an individual do irrational things. One of the first evident connections between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Friday Night Light’s Dream, is the impact that parental figures can play in the who someone can like, date, or marry. In Act I, Scene I in Shakespeare’s play Egeus, Hermia’s father, has a long dialogue discussing that he want’s daughter to marry Demetrius and not Lysander. Specifically, Egeus states, “Stand forth, Demetrius.—My noble lord, This man hath my consent to marry her.—Stand forth, Lysander.—And, my gracious duke, This man hath bewitched the bosom of my child.” It is very evident that Demetrius is the only man Egeus will allow to marry his daughter. Additionally, it is easy to see that he is very unhappy that Lysander has stolen his daughter's heart, and even goes as
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