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Theme Of Love In The Merchant Of Venice And A Midsummer Night's Dream

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William Shakespeare is a literature renowned writer who composed numerous plays. Even though they were written hundreds of years ago, his stories are still appreciated in the modern days. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice are just examples that support an underlying tone of love. Both stories uphold a strong vibrant illustration of couples in unconditional love. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in The Merchant of Venice you witness similarities among the young couples. While the stories aren’t identical they have a few similarities. The fathers have a key role in determining their daughter’s future and causing them to run away. The fundamental themes of order, disorder and greed are also demonstrated.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream love protagonists are Hermia and Lysander. Hermia’s father protested to the Duke that her daughter was a form of property. Therefore, he maintains the right to choose whom and when she marries. Despite her fathers wishes, Hermia was in love with Lysander. Lysander suggested running away and Hermia approved. Initially their strategy was to arrive at Lysander’s wealthy aunt and live there happily together away from her father, he says, “to that place that sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us… and in the wood, a league within the town, Where I did meet thee ones with Helena”(1.1, 162-166). Lysander running away with Hermia demonstrates Shakespeare theme of order and disorder. Lysander and Hermia’s initial plan was to travel through the
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