Love a Midsummer Nights Dream Essay

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Types of Love Represented in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as in many of Shakespeare's plays the main theme is love. Shakespeare presents many different aspects of love in the play. He shows how love can affect your vision of reality and make you behave in irrational ways. He presents many ways in which your behavior is affected by the different types and aspects of love. The main types of love he presents are; true love, unrequited love, sisterly love, jealous love, forced love, and parental love. Shakespeare tries to show what kinds of trouble, problems and confusion, love can get you into. "The course of true love never did run smooth" is one of the play's most famous quotes. However, when you look at the…show more content…
Demetrius delivers this line in the forest after Helena has provided him with the information concerning Hermia and Lysander's plans to elope. Since Demetrius has taken what he wants from her and tells her to leave him alone. This shows that love can possess a cruel and abusive nature. The relationship between Helena and Hermia displays friendship love: "Is all the counsel that we two have shared, The sisters' vows, the hours we have spent" (Act III, Scene II, Ln 188-189). This clearly shows the strong bond between Helena and Hermia. The fact that they confide in each other and have secrets between them shows trust, love and a strong friendship. The last phrase of the quote suggests a deep and long history between them, and this in turn implies the idea of friendship-love to be more long lasting, because the quote gives the idea the friends to be like sisters. Much like when Helena is listing out the comparisons of their closeness: ……… So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on on stem; So with two seeming bodies, but one heart. (Act III, Scene II, Ln 208-212) The two are almost eternally bonded to one another, which implies importance and durability. The idea that there is a blood tie between Hermia and Helena could suggest that their relationship
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