It shall be called 'Bottom's Dream', because it hath no bottom. So even as A Midsummer Night's Dream makes fun of love's effects on both men and women and points out that when it comes to love there's nothing really new to say, its happy ending reaffirms loves importance, beauty, and timeless relevance. Love can transpose to form and dignity. The play is about the struggle of love between four essential characters: Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius , and Helena. However, when you look at the Demetrius delivers this line in the forest after Helena has provided him with the information concerning Hermia and Lysander's plans to elope.
This clearly shows the strong bond between Helena and Hermia. Many different types of love are depicted in the book. First, there is the tale of. Next is the example of , whose separation from each other results in the world becoming barren. He will not know what all but he do know.
Throughout the play, it appears Shakespeare is arguing that true love ends in marriage, and that love can make people do crazy things, as we saw with Helena loving Demetrius and Titania loving a donkey. Funny thing here though, Demetrius is only marrying Helena because he has been drugged by the love potion and Hippolyta must marry Theseus because he won her by force. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. These lines prove that true love is an illusion, a false ideal. The marriages not only preserve the love between these couples, but they bring peace to the land as well. Love Is Blind…And Makes Everybody Irrational Helena is a young Athenian woman in love with Demetrius, but he has tossed her aside for Hermia, who in turn, loves Lysander.
Hermia complains that the biggest obstacle to love is choice. She cannot conceive of a life without Lysander, and so chooses to lose her home. Ultimately, Shakespeare makes the point that love cannot be trusted to withstand any length of time and that lovers are made into fools. It intertwines these four plots without mixing the characters or the themes. Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends. And Phoebus' car Shall shine from far And make and mar The foolish Fates.
If I do it, let the audience look to their eyes. So, at least for Lysander and Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream has a wonderful, happy ending. Titania, the fairy queen, falls in love with a donkey after her husband Oberon drugs her with a love potion. The Duke tells Hermia she will either die or become a nun if she does not obey. Helena to Demetrius: she follows him trying to woo him, like a dog to show her loyalty. Flute's reaction when he is assigned the part of Thisby.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, love is a force that characters cannot control, a point amplified by workings of the love potion, which literally makes people slaves to love. The play includes scenes of lovers searching for fulfillment in the arms of characters who are unavailable. Demetrius to Helena: he fights Lysander for her. So Hermia and Lysander get married in a triple ceremony with Helena and Demetrius and the Duke and his lady, Hippolyta. In the play, love is also the cause of a few broken hearts. And yet, A Midsummer Night's Dream ends happily, with three marriages blessed by the reconciled fairy King and Queen. The forest is enchanted with a sense of lawlessness and and it all traces back to Adam and Eve.
Theseus and Hippolyta, are about to be married; both of them are wonderful figures from classical mythology. Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Bottom's comment on the problem posed by the appearance of a lion in their play. Methought I was enamoured of an ass. Demetrius declares that he loves Helena now, and Theseus overrules Egeus and says Lysander and Hermia can marry. And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have unearned luck Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue, We will make amends ere long, Else the Puck a liar call. Is there no play, To ease the anguish of a torturing hour? Helena isn't the only woman that allows herself to be blinded by love.
Oberon speaks these words to Titania after she has just implied that he wastes his time writing pointless poems and chasing after women. Vile thing, let loose, Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent. Oberon describes to Puck how the flower got its magical power to cause people to fall in love. The second idea, the weakness of love, comes in. Lesson Summary Marriage and love are prominent themes in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lysander speaks to Hermia of the fragility of love and happiness even between two who freely choose one another a sympathy in choice.