Analysis of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
William Shakespeare, born in 1594, is one of the greatest writers in literature. He dies in 1616 after completing many sonnets and plays. One of which is "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Many say that this play is the most purely romantic of Shakespeare's comedies. The themes of the play are dreams and reality, love and magic. This extraordinary play is a play-with-in-a-play, which master writers only write successfully. Shakespeare proves here to be a master writer. The way he incorporates the real world with the world of fairies and mystical creatures is absolutely brilliant.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a comedy combining elements of love, fairies, magic, and dreams. This play is a comedy about two couples that suffer through love's strange games and the evil behind the devious tricks. This play begins with a man named Egeus who orders his daughter Hemia to marry Demetrius. She doesn't want to because she is in love with Lysander. Demetrius loves Hermia, but Helena who is Hermia's friend is in love with Demetrius. To settle the confusion, Theseus decides that Hermia must marry Demetrius or become a nun. In retaliation to her father's command, Hermia and Lysander run away together. The couple decides that they would rather be in hiding than to be with out one another.
Meanwhile in the fairy world a fairy king and queen are having problems of their own. Titania is leaving Oberon and he will not have that. So he orders Puck to put a magical spell on her that will cause her to fall in love with the first person that she sees. Puck also places the potion in the eyes of Lysander who has now fallen in love with Helena. Puck runs in to Hermia and Demetrius while they are bickering and decides that he will use the potion on Demetrius so he will be desperately in love with her, but it back fires when Demetrius opens his eyes and sees Helena instead of Hermia and now two men are in love with the same woman, leaving her friend Hermia to bare the pain.