HE111- A Midsummer Night's Dream

HE111- A Midsummer Night's Dream - MIDN John P. Coghlan...

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He111 Section 5 LT Davis, USNR SC 17OCT02 A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Act VI I, Theseus states "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.” Accordingly, Shakespeare demonstrates that love knows no boundaries throughout “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in his use of the dilemma in the fairy world as well as the conflicts among the lovers. The fairy world and the world of love are the two places that our humanity exists without reason and in this story both employ the irrationality of love as a catalyst upon which their inner plots unfold. The dilemma among the fairies in the play within a play in, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” serves to symbolize and give the play a comedic ending. The fairy world of Pyramus and Thisbe symbolizes the world of true love. It demonstrates that love exceeds all boundaries with Titania’s love for Bottom, an ass. Even though Bottom is an ass, the artificial love, the potion, makes Titania love him without reserve. She even goes
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '06 term at Loyola Chicago.

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