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The theme of love in a Midsummer Nights Dream

            The complex circle of love in A Midsummer Nights Dream', that Shakespeare portrays, contains both a crude and chaotic love, such as with Bottom and Titania, and a symbolic love, such as with Lysander and Hermia representing chastity.
             The first character that represents chaotic love is Oberon. The intervention of Oberon with his magic juice speeds up the process of falling in and out of love, which makes it highly chaotic and eventually turns out to be comical. Not only does this affect the lover's of the play, but Oberon's own wife Titania, with whom he is incensed as she refused to give him her Indian boy, "I do but beg a little changeling boy to be my henchman-, "Not for thy fairy kingdom."" Oberon then drops the love juice onto Titania's eyes while she is asleep, causing her to madly dote upon the next live creature that she sees, and, due to Puck's achievement, this happens to be Nick Bottom, in the form of an ass.
             Nick Bottom, the amusing weaver, who shows an interesting view of love, is another character that represents chaotic love. Bottom and Titania share the shortest time together but it is enough to demonstrate the extremes of love's irrationality. When Titania embraces Bottom, Shakespeare seems to be telling us that sexual attraction is not only arbitrary, but also liable by its nature to sometimes take forms which are unsustainable or which society finds, perverse. When Titania falls in love with Bottom, he says, "Reason and love keep little company with each other nowadays."" This comment is different from Bottom's other remarks, in that it is intelligent, so one might think that these words of his are truly those born of Shakespeare's insight. Bottom is constantly trying to raise himself to the class of Titania and speak as she does, but constantly fails, "Give me your neaf Monsieur Mustardseed. Pray you, leave your courtesy, good monsieur."" Bottom acting as a consort to Titania enjoys giving orders and showing graciousness.

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