The Theme Of Blind Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Willian Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has a reoccurring theme of blind love. This theme of blind love can be seen through Helena’s monologue. The idea of blind love in the play is shown through Helena’s monologue when she states that “So I, admiring of his qualities: Things base and vile qualities” (1.1.). This portrays the theme of blind love through Helena’s realization that she is making a mistake by obsessing over him. She is aware that she is falling in love with him, but he is not falling in love with her. She also references that her love has made her blind, and that her love has clouded her judgement when she says, “Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste”. This passage can also show relation through the rest of the play, one example of this is when Tatiana falls in love with an ass, which could be interpreted as a “base and vile” creature. This shows blind love because it is relating Demetrius to the ass that Tatiana falls in love with later in the play when she gets the nectar in her eye. Tatiana and Helena are both in love with a “creature” that doesn’t show the same love back. Blind love is also shown through the play because Shakespeare exhibits blind love by creating a flower whose nectar blinds the characters’ eyes to the flaws of the object of his or her affection. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an example of blind love is when Robin Goodfellow places the nectar of the flower on Titania’s eyes. When Titania awakens by the sound of
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