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Multiple Story Lines Within One Play Shakespeare was known for seldom having one plot line within a story, and it is no different in A Midsummer Nights Dream, King Lear, and The Tempest . In each of these plays, Shakespeare intertwines multiple plots into the play, making for more exciting and filling works. In A Midsummer Nights Dream , there are four different stories, three are about love, that are all involved with one another to create the play. In King Lear , there is a motif of the relationship between children and parents, through two stories in this play. Then in The Tempest , there are unique interactions between certain characters that create different stories throughout the whole play. These plays all exhibit a unique attribute about Shakespearean plays of multiple sub-plot story lines that help enhance the main story line. A Midsummer Nights Dream has fours different stories throughout the play. Three of these stories are about love and they are between Theseus and Hippolyta, the “lovers” Lysander/ Hermia and Demitrus/ Helena, and then Oberon and Titania. The last story is the one of the artisans. All of these stories give different insight to the characters.
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course ENGLIT 0580 taught by Professor Breight during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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