A Midsummer Night's Dream Research Paper

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True Love (A discussion about true love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.) In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream(MSND), there are several debates on true love vs. forced or imagined. The story has times where the characters aren’t in love with who they think they are, like when Lysander assumes he love’s Helena, and when Demetrius thinks he’s suddenly in love with her as well. The problem lies within the definition of pretend love or false love verses true love. In the play, MSND, Hermia and Lysander’s love is true love because they aren’t forced, they are committed, and it causes them to be rebellious. First, Hermia and Lysander show up at the beginning of the play, in love by choice. They chose to love one another and found out…show more content…
The plan that Lysander comes up with to “solve all their problems” is to flee to his aunt’s house where they can live free of Athen’s rules and marry one another. This is rebellious because not only would Hermia be betraying her father, but also Theseus because he also told her not to marry Lysander and to abide by her father’s wishes or die. If they were to get caught, they would most likely be severely punished for their wrongdoings. Love leads to rebellion in many of Shakespeare’s plays for example, in Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers rebel against their families feud and make the decision to run away and get married despite Romeo’s banishment. We all know how that ends, both of them commit suicide, which is taken as either an act of love, or stupidity which aren’t that different. The trust Hermia and Lysander have in each other is remarkable, because they don’t truly know if the grass is greener on the other side, but they believe it has to be better then where they are now. Another point often brought into Shakespeare plays is the thought of fate. Fate may have brought the two together and also ended up making them run away and go through the rest of the troubles that the lovers will face later
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