Magic in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Analytical Essay

Magic in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
An exploration of Shakespeare's treatment of magic and the supernatural in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
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This paper explores the theme of magic in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and discusses how Shakespeare uses supernatural elements throughout the play. It considers the boundaries between good and evil, and comments upon the ways Shakespeare presents the play as a supernaturally charged adventure.

From the Paper:

"There was a strong belief in the supernatural in Shakespeare's era and subsequently, some form of the supernatural realm is a common theme throughout his plays. The supernatural is a central theme in A Midsummer Night's Dream which is set in an enchanted fairyland wood and the play clearly demonstrates the power of the supernatural and the dramatic influence the spiritual world has upon the natural order of things. "

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