Shakespeare's Presentation of Love in a Midsummer Nights Dream

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Shakespeare's Presentation of Love in a Midsummer Nights Dream

A midsummer nights dream was originally supposed to have been performed at a wedding. Therefore the theme of love would have been a suitable theme for the play. In this play, 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, fake love, unrequited love, young and irrational love and platonic love. Shakespeare tries to show …show more content…

Shakespeare also presents irrational and short-lived love. The love brought in by Titania and Bottom also based on false impressions and appearance. Oberon shows jealousy towards Titania of Bottom and others, their love is true in the end when she realizes what Bottom really looks like and that she never loved him but Oberon.

Shakespeare shows the emotions and social standing of the characters by the language he gives them to use in their speeches. He uses a mixture of blank verse, prose and poetic verse throughout the play. He does so in all his plays. When the characters speak to each other in poetic verse it indicates that they share a type of love between them. Poetic verse is usually associated with lovers writing poetry to each other. This changes between certain characters as that confusion is misleading them or false emotions are shown. When Helena and Hermia argue the way they speak to each other changes when they both think the other has betrayed the other. When the workmen are trying to speak in verse, but it is very poor quality, it shows that they are trying to act on being someone else, but they are not doing a good job. The language of the workmen is that of the lower classes in Shakespeare's time. They speak in prose usually. They try to speak in verse so the parts of Pyramus and

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