A Midsummer Night's Dream 2

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2 - Developing theme: Difficulty...

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Developing theme: Difficulty of love Love o Theseus/Hippolyta - mature, courtly love o Hermia/Helena/Lysander/Demetrius - young, foolish, immature, rash love o Oberon/Titania - spiritual, old, other-worldly love o Mechanicals - tragic, farcical love Puck mistakenly juices Lysander's eye, which introduces the theme of mistaken identity, lost love, and mistaken love Shakespeare uses several types of imagery (plants, spheres and heavens, nature) Oberon squeezes the juice in Titania's eye to get back at her and maker her look like a fool Next, Helena comes in and Lysander falls in love with her. He has been juiced and falls in love when he sees her, but she thinks he is making fun of her. The mechanicals come into the forest to rehearse their play, but Bottom is turned into an ass Now we have a couple in a dreamlike state of love. Titania is bewitched and Bottom knows he must be dreaming. Puck tells Oberon what happened, and Oberon becomes very angry and tells him to fix the
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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