Love in Mid Summer Night's Dream

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Love Love is one of the most difficult mysteries of life. The difficulty of love is shown throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the play, the characters have to deal with jealousy that comes along with being in love. Love’s difficulty in the play comes from love being out of balance. Love being out of balance is a romantic situation where a difference gets in the way of happiness in the relationship. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream demonstrates these conflicts with a little bit of humor and buoyancy. The four young Athenians have many difficulties with love. Hermia loves Lysander and Lysander returns the feelings; Helena loves Demetrius but Demetrius loves Hermia. The two men love the same women, which leaves Hermia …show more content…
Egeus, who is Hermia’s father, has power by the Athenian law over her. What ever he wants for his daughter is what has to happen. Hermia is supposed to be obedient to her father. He being over protective pushes Hermia to a different man, but Hermia and Lysander’s willpower brings the two from beginning to end, showing that their love is true. Egeus and the Athenian law are hurdles that result in their relationship not running smoothly. The second category of a troubled relationship is those that become indifferent. A Midsummer Night’s Dream represents love in many different ways. Throughout most of the play it was jealous love. True loves takes two people. Hermia and Lysander’s decision to elope involved both of them. It seems like a bad decision, but it shows that they both really car about each other. Their decision to tell Helena about their plan is not smart and not thought through, but it also shows that they do not care what anyone thinks and will do whatever they want because they care about each other. The obstacle that a person goes through in a relationship shows how much a person cares. In A midsummer Night’s Dream, the four young Athenians go through many obstacles to see how their love lasts. The meaning of true love is the way a person feels about someone else and what that person will do to prove it. The passion and showing of feelings must be present in a relationship because without them, there is no solid
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