Essay on A Midsummer Night's Dream

Brief Summary & Thematic Analysis of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Lord, what fools these mortals be! ” This line, uttered by the fairy king’s servant and trickster Robin Goodfellow, is very telling of how ridiculous the central four characters in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are in their thoughts and actions. The true motivation behind their actions, though, is not found in witty quips […]

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Moon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written around 1595-6 and within it there is much opportunity for reference to Shakespeare’s contemporary world and life.The play’s title, for example, refers to an old English holiday custom on the night of “Midsummer’s Eve” or summer solstice on June 23rd. On this night English men and women would tell […]

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The Moon as a Symbol in a Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Symbol of the Moon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s dream and also the movie A Midsummer’s Night Dream written and directed by Michael Hoffman, the moon is not only used to represent the difference between day and night but also as a symbol to represent love, lust […]

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Fantasy vs Reality in a Midsummer Night’s Dream

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare easily blurs the lines of reality by inviting the audience into a dream. He seamlessly toys with the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Among the patterns within the play, one is controlled and ordered by a series of contrasts: the conflict of the sleeping and waking states, the interchange […]

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