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Manipulation In A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Importance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream High school is the time for students to get a little taste of adulthood without being completely independent; it’s a safe way for them to experience the world without making themselves vulnerable to the rest of it. Reading various works from different times contributes to their journey. Therefore, Shakespeare’s Shakespearean comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is essential for high schoolers to read. The young adult audience can relate to and learn from its humorous stories that intertwine. In one form or another, everyone comes into contact with love. When both Lysander and Demetrius are put under a charm by Puck, they become infatuated with Helena. They each find out the other’s feelings for …show more content…
For example, Demetrius’ feelings for Helena are manipulated by the charm and by the spell that reverses the charm (4.1.167-82). Nevertheless, the situation ends up being a very positive one for the happy couple. However, Demetrius and Helena are a rare case where manipulation ultimately finishes as a joyous outcome. A more likely result of manipulation is one like where Titania artificially falls in love with Bottom. While she is napping in the woods, Oberon calls for her to be put under a potion that causes her to fall in love with any living creature she sees first. Following that, Bottom is heard singing nearby and Titania calls out, “What angel wakes me from my flow’ry bed?” (3.1.132) Sadly, those feelings don’t stay strong for long. Their lovely encounter with each other ends with Titania leaving Bottom appalled by the ugly creature she had, “loved,” and Bottom believing it was all a dream. The audience can most likely relate to the embarrassment of being manipulated, which means that there is one more concept that’s tying them to the journey of the characters. Shakespeare’s comedy is centered around youthful souls which means it will attract the very same. When the audience reads his play, it’ll make them observe their own lives with perspective, and they’ll come to realize that, oddly, the emotions and desires the comedy’s characters go through aren’t

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