Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

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How does William Shakespeare use the play to make the audience think about aspects of love through the play ‘Midsummer Nights Dream? The play Midsummer Nights Dream is written by William Shakespeare during the Elizabethan era. During the Elizabethan times comedies were popular and this play is also written as a comedy. Comedies during the Elizabethan times consisted of a specific story of lovers and ends with everyone marrying and living happily ever after again, some of these plays were also very funny e.g. Pyramas and Thisbe. This is very different to what we think is a comedy nowadays. In our minds a comedy would be something that makes the audience laugh and consists of many jokes. The play would have been played in the Globe arena…show more content…
Usually in them days the rich could talk to the peasants how ever they like and could kill them without a word going out. Where as the peasants had to show up most respect to the rich. This is all changed around in the final performance where the workmen perform the play ‘Pyramas and Thisbe’. The play Midsummer Nights Dream combines both humor and fantasy. This reflects on the two audiences, rich and poor. The rich would have liked more ordered lifestyle which is shown in the characters of Theseus and Hippolyta. On the other hand the peasants would have believed in fairies like Puck, Obereon and Titania. They believed in these fairies as there lives are very chaotic compared to the influential people. The play Midsummer Nights Dream consists of many types of love. William Shakespeare does this so that he can make the audience compare how the types of love fluctuate. The types of love vary from emotional love to political love. Other types of love in the play is Titania and Oberon who have been married for a very long time, both inflict pain and trickery on each other regularly. The romantic relationships in this play all act upon one straightforward quote said by Lysander —‘the course of true love does not run smooth’. One type of love which is shown in the play is political love. This is shown in the play when both Theseus and Hippolyta get married. Hippolyta’s country is in
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