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Theme Of Mythology In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the mythological characters play a key role in the development of the plot. Mythology is used in many aspects of the play to create an interesting and comedic feel towards the whole story. The use of fairies and magic throughout the play are crucial to the plot and theme. Mythology creates a dispute in the story which form the themes over the course of the play. Throughout the play disorder between characters, the use of magic, and the importance of love are all influenced by mythology. The disorder throughout the play has been caused by the use of mythology. When Lysander and Hermia decide to run away together to his aunt's house, they are not aware of the presence of the fairies in the forest. The fairies Oberon and Titania who are king and queen are having a dispute about who gets the changeling boy. Oberon is angered about losing the dispute with Titania so he calls upon Robin Goodfellow to find a magical flower with the power to make someone fall in love. When Oberon sees Demetrius trying to get away from Helena he tells puck to find an Athenian man being chased by a woman in the forest and use some of the juices to make them fall in love. Oberon sees what happens and says“What hast thou done? / Thou hast mistaken quite / And laid the love juice on some true-love’s sight. Of thy misprision must perforce ensue”(III, ii, 90-92). Oberon sees the love juice worked, but on the wrong Athenian man. Oberon tells Robin he has mistaken
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