"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
A literary analysis of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
# 135213 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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The paper examines how Puck's speech relates to the play as a whole and discusses how its serious, solid images contrast with the images of the fairy world that Puck ultimately sweeps away. The paper discusses how it is a drama about what truth really is and how perilously the swaying narrow bridge of this substantial world spans the chasm of chaos. The paper shows how Puck's subdued soliloquy (V: 1:363-382) evokes this uneasy and fearsome reality because his images of a medieval night, though they are hinted at by the fairy world, are far more solid and disturbing than any of their counterparts in "the fairy world that is presented by so many graphic details...of the Warwickshire countryside" (Clemen 90).

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"Puck's speech relates to the play as a whole because its serious, solid images contrast with the images of the fairy world that Puck ultimately sweeps away. It is a drama about what truth really is and how perilously the swaying narrow bridge of this substantial world spans the chasm of chaos. "Unless we see that these mature comedies are thematically serious we shall never get them right" (Kermode 127). Puck's subdued soliloquy (V: 1:363-382) evokes this uneasy and fearsome reality because his images of a medieval night, though they are hinted at by the fairy world, are far more solid and disturbing than any of their counterparts in "the fairy world...""

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