Theme Of Mentality In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare there are many contrast in the play dealing with Human’s Mentality. Shakespeare through this play shows us man’s conflict with rational or emotionally thinking. The rational and more logical side can be represented by Athens, because of its stable and steady government and society set by norms of the people. The emotional side can be represented by the fairy woods. In the fairy woods things don’t make any sense whatsoever, and this is where magic takes the place of human logic. In this play Egeus Hermia’s father, has promised his daughter to wed a noble lord named Demetrius. Egeus most likely made this decision based on economic and political factors because during this time these…show more content…
Both Hermia and Lysander are young and they do not care for society’s custom’s and rules. In Athens people must suppress feelings and impulses and only make choices or decisions based on logic. While Athens is a placed where u don’t have to power to show or act on raw emotion such as love, the fairy world represents man’s ability to show and act on emotions. Things like adventure, romance, fear, foolishness, and mockery are unwelcomed by Athens but welcomed by the fairy woods. This is why they leave Athens and go into the fairy woods to be in love with one another where rational thinking doesn’t matter. “Lysander and myself will fly this place.” Unlike Hermia and Demetrius, Theseus and Hippolyta are both in love with each other even though being forced to marry each other. Theseus the king of Athens, is the highest symbol of law and order in his kingdom. After Theseus won a war with another kingdom, he chooses to marry their queen, Hippolyta. “Hippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword, and won thy love, doing thee injuries; But I will wed thee in another key, with pomp, with triumph and with reveling.” His was inspired by love, but the political ramifications of their marriage are what made the
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