a Midsummers Night Dream and Love

apprehension makes; Wherein it doth impair the seeing sense, It pays the hearing double recompense. Thisbe 'Tide life, 'tide death, I come without delay. Take pains; be perfect: adieu. Demetrius I will not stay thy questions; let me go: Or, if thou follow me, do not believe But I shall do thee mischief in mark Twain and Gang Society the wood. Such tricks hath strong imagination, That if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some bringer of that joy; Or in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! All for your delight We are not here. Helena The more I love, the more he hateth. Demetrius So should the murder'd look, and so should I, Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty: Yet you, the murderer, look as bright, as clear, As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere. Lysander Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds.

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Her dotage now I do begin to pity: For, meeting her of late behind the wood, Seeking sweet favours from this hateful fool, I did upbraid her and fall out with her; For she his hairy temples then had rounded With a coronet of fresh. Furthermore, Demetrius tells Lysander to yield thy crazd title to my certain right, which means that it is only to the worthiest suitor that a father must give his daughter, regardless of love (91-2). Fairies, begone, and be all ways away. Exit Enter lysander and hermia lysander Fair love, you faint with wandering in the wood; And to speak troth, I have forgot our way: We'll rest us, Hermia, if you think it good, And tarry for the comfort of the day. I will tell you every thing, right as it fell out. Oberon Thou see'st these lovers seek a place to fight: Hie therefore, Robin, overcast the night; The starry welkin cover thou anon With drooping fog as black as Acheron, And lead these testy rivals so astray As one come not within another's way. Ultimately, Shakespeare makes the point that love cannot be trusted to withstand any length of time and that lovers are made into fools. Our sport shall be to take what they mistake: And what poor duty cannot do, noble respect Takes it in might, not merit. Go, bring them in: and take your places, ladies. Can you not hate me, as I know you do, But you must join in souls to mock me too?

Love in a Midsummer Night s Dream: Theme Analysis



a Midsummers Night Dream and Love

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