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

Dream and Magic in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
An examination of the themes of dream, sleep and magic in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
# 141207 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US


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The paper asserts that Shakespeare's well known early comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is very true to its title, as it is entirely founded on the themes of dream, sleep and magic. The paper discusses how the three themes are closely related to each other and in the context of the play it is not easy to discuss one without bringing in the others as well. The paper describes how these magical effects, these alterations and transformations, are frequently performed while their unwilling subjects or victims are asleep, and often dreaming. The paper clearly shows how the connection between dreams, visions and magic as such is very tight in the play.

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"Shakespeare's well known early comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is very true to its title, as it is entirely founded on the themes of dream, sleep and magic. In fact, the three themes are closely related to each other and in the context of the play it is not easy to discuss one without bringing in the others as well. One thing that is interesting is that the word "magic" itself is not to be found anywhere in the play, even though it is central to a lot of the workings of the plot and even plays a role in the subplot of the mechanics' play. The nature of the fairy-folk, who motivate the story, is..."

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