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Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

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Love is one of the most coveted things in our world. Almost everyone desires to be loved by another, especially if they love them black. However, love is also something that can disturb your life by making things that you strongly wish won’t happen, happen, as shown in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. Shakespeare demonstrates that the power of love can cause people to behave in ridiculous ways, damage your friendships, and just make you too blind to see the way you should be.Through the use of many different narrative conventions, love is shown to be a very powerful and seemingly destructive force in A Midsummer Nights dream. Through the pursuit of love has the capacity to make us irrational, foolish idiots.Shakespeare develops this idea of love through the characterisation of Titania who falls in love with Nick Bottom, a literal and metaphorical, ass.Through Titania’s actions love is shown to be the cause of absurd behaviour for example, “Methought I was enamour’d of an ass.” (Act 4, Scene 1)This quote demonstrates…show more content…
In A Midsummer Nights Dream, we see how Helena and Hermia have a falling out because Helena’s love for Demetrius controls her to turn on her best friend. “I will go tell him of fair Hermia’s flight…If I have thanks…To have his sight thither and back again.” In this quote, we can see how Helena plans to sell Hermia and Lysander out to regain her love with Demetrius. The phrase ‘Tell him of Hermia’s flight’ clearly shows how Helena wants to tell Demetrius of the two lovers plan to run away, whilst ‘If I have thanks’ shows that Helena thinks about what she might get from Demetrius as a reward for what she has done. ‘To have his sight thither back again’ explains the way that she thinks Demetrius will return the favour, by him loving her once again. Thus, it is obvious to see how the power of love can easily ruin the friendships between people, as demonstrated in Shakespeare’s
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