William Shakespeare's Creation of the Magical World of the Fairies in Midsummer Nights Dream

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William Shakespeare's Creation of the Magical World of the Fairies in Midsummer Nights Dream I feel that the fairies are the very heart of a Midsummer Nights Dream. It is because of fairy magic that we can call some of the action a dream. Nearly everything revolves around them such as nature, humans, emotions, settings, life, death and the weather. Most of the things that happen in the play have some relation to the fairies. All the magic and fantasy that takes place mostly in the middle section of the play comes from deep in the forest, which is the fairies home. Just imagine if fairies really did have magical powers, everyone would love to have them, you could do whatever you wanted with them for…show more content…
Which has sent serious shock waves around the world causing havoc to nature itself. There are quite a few contrasts between the Natural World of the fairies and Athens. I think personally that Titania has more power over the natural world than Oberon, because of Mother Nature. She has lots of fairies that wait on her but Oberon only has Puck and isn't as well thought of and spoken of than Titania. Fairies throw themselves at her Page 2 Feet and sing her to sleep but Puck only does errands for his master Oberon. But in Athens Theseus is in charge and he is a male. Their laws are very strict, harsh and different to the laws of the Natural World. We find this out in Act 1 scene 1, where Lysander talks about I quote: " The sharp Athenian laws" Lysander and Hermia are lovers who are being torn apart by Hermia's father. Hermia's father, Egeus is set for Hermia to marry his chosen boy Demetrius. He threatens her with death if she does not obey her fathers' wishes, or she can become a nun. Hermia is distraught by her fathers' betrayal against her, but he thinks that she has betrayed him. These are all different kinds of emotions portrayed in the play. I think that the fairies have total control over all the emotions in the play. They even have control over the people of Athens. They toy with people's emotions and lives.

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