Mid Summer Nights Dream

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  • Topic: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love, Romance
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William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Nights Dream, is a romantic love story that involves four main couples on a crazy journey of falling in love that happens all in one night. Hermia is in love with Lysander, a man who her father does not approve of. They know what they cannot get married in Athens, so they decide to run aways together. Hermia loves Lysander more than anything and all she wants to do is marry him. Hermia says, “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”(Act 1,sc 1,240-241). Overall this quote means that true love comes from the mind or the heart and that looks do not matter. Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind means that love does not care what a person looks like but they will love them no matter what. In todays world this is not always the case. Many people only care what people look like and do not care what their heart says. Also cupid is the angel of love and he doesn't see if people are ugly that fall in love because it really doesn't matter how they look. This quote is perfectly displayed throughout this play. One example of this is when the fairy, Puck, puts a spell on bottom and turns his head into a donkey. Then Titania, the queen of the fairies, is taken over buy the love spell and falls in love with the donkey. This is an example of how love is blind because if she was not under the love spell she would have never fallen in love with an ugly donkey head. She fell in love with bottom even though he was very ugly and this is an example of how love is blind in the play. Shakespeare was a bit of a hopeless romantic. He wrote many plays based on love. He probably did agree that love looks not with the eyes but with the mind and they looks do not matter when it comes to love. He seems like a man who loved to love and write about love. He seems like he loves everything about love. He seems like he wanted to write the perfect love story. He may...
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