The Power Of Love In A Midsummer's Night Dream

Satisfactory Essays

Love is a powerful emotion, capable of turning the most rational people into crazed, irrational lovers. In A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Shakespeare centralizes his comedy around the theme of human love as a powerful, transformative force. Through the use of a magical love potion, the characters within the play are blinded by fierce passion and their sight is narrowed to see only what the lover selectively chooses to see. As a result of the power of love, the sensible become irrational and emotions that stem from love, such as jealousy and desperation, give birth to hysterical chaos. In A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Shakespeare presents love as an uncontrollable, indiscriminate, and transformative force that prevents those infected with its power

Get Access