The Importance of Magic in a Midsummer Night

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The importance of magic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Magic was one of the most important elements in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Throughout the play, the use and misuse of magic brought about the most unusual and comical situations. Despite that the supernatural force of magic was not seen by the powerless human beings (Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena, Bottom, and the mechanicals), it controlled their thoughts and actions, and confused them throughout most of the play. Magic helped to resolve most of the conflicts of the play, therefore Shakespeare was implying that magic was a necessary element to make the characters happier and help them resolve their problems for a peaceful ending. The conflict that magic helped resolve…show more content…
This created the problem because Lysander and Hermia were truly in love with each other. After a while, Helena came to the place where Lysander and Hermia were sleeping and thought that Lysander was dead, so she woke him up, and then he revealed that he loved her by his comment, “/And run through fire I will for thy sweet sake/. /Transparent Helena! Nature shows art/, /That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart/. /Where is Demetrius? Oh, how fit a word/, /Is that vile name to perish on my sword/” (II.ii.109-113). In this quote, he said that he’d do anything that Helena told him, and he even wanted to kill Demetrius because he humiliated her and made her unhappy. When Hermia woke up, she was confused because before she slept Lysander loved her, but now he clearly showed that he hated her with his comment “/Although I hate her, I’ll not harm her so/” (III.ii.282). After a while, Oberon knew that Puck made a mistake, so he corrected it by putting the love juice on Demetrius’s eyes himself. Eventually, all the lovers were arguing and fighting because Lysander and Demetrius now loved Helena and wanted to fight for her love, Hermia was confused and thought that Helena stole Lysander from her, and Helena thought they’re all playing a discourteous joke on her to humiliate her. Finally, the problem was resolved when Oberon and Puck removed the flower’s magic from Lysander’s eyes when the four lovers were sleeping. Therefore, magic
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