Literary Analysis: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Topics: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck, Titania Pages: 3 (886 words) Published: April 20, 2014
Everyone has (or will have) that time in their lives when they were crushed because of a broken heart. Likewise, everyone has had that time in their lives when they were overflowing with joy because of an extremely happy heart. The new fantasy bestseller, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by debut author William Shakespeare, captures forbidden romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and deadly drama in a way that has captivated readers of all ages. A Midsummer Night's Dream opens with the four lovers; whereas Lysander and Hermia attempt to elope (quite unsuccessfully) because of a forced and unwanted marriage. Helena betrays them to Demetrius-- and soon, they’re in the woods while the sneaky and sly Puck plays the role of Cupid. Meanwhile, a group of pitiful actors rehearse in the woods and find their lives forever changed by the fairy royals; Queen Titania and King Oberon. The recipe for this cookbook? Too many ingredients to even count, much less list. The play takes place in and out of the city of Athens, in olden times, but you'd never be able to tell if Shakespeare hadn't included their type of language. The actual scene itself is visualized very easily and amazingly, but differently, by every reader. In my case, I’d visualize a foggy, moonlit forest. Throughout the entire play, there are are multiple conflicts, but I’ve created a list of the main ones (the other conflicts are more like results of the main conflicts): Humans: Helena loves Demetrius // Demetrius loves Hermia // Hermia loves Lysander // Lysander loves Hermia Immortals: Queen Titania and King Oberon refuse to speak to each other Mechanicals: Bottom is turned into a donkey

This work was made by Isabella Lau.
What about the characters in this play? How do they act? I've made a short list of the main and "sub-main" character and their personalities: Helena appears to be a very dependent, and naive, young girl in the beginning, but experiences an unexpected transformation near the...
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