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“When three worlds collide”. Show how Shakespeare underlines the differences between the immortal and mortal worlds in a Midsummer Nights Dream. Refer to all three worlds and show how they clash.

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Midsummer nights dream Hannah Mackenzie "When three worlds collide". Show how Shakespeare underlines the differences between the immortal and mortal worlds in a Midsummer Nights Dream. Refer to all three worlds and show how they clash. This essay is going to tell you about the differences in three worlds, the play is by Shakespeare and is called "A Midsummer Nights Dream". Shakespeare, in London, it was written between 1589 and 1595. The time the play has been set in is ancient Greece mixed with renaissance England. The place it was set in is Athens and the forest that's surrounding its walls. Is this time period the people who would watch the play would have believed in fairies and magic so that's why they are included. They make the play more interesting and make it different. The fairies make it more interesting and appeal to people of all ages. The play is about a wedding, and in the play there is a play about two lovers, it was thought that Shakespeare wrote " A Midsummer Nights Dream" for a wedding or a wedding feast. My essay will include differences between mortals and immortals. I will write about the clashes in the three worlds the courts, the working class, and the fairies. ...read more.

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Oberon wants to make him a knight, but the beautiful queen resists the attempts of Oberon to get the boy. Oberon's desire for revenge on Titania leads him to send Puck, a mischievous fairy who loves to play pranks on mortals, to get a flower, which creates most of the confusion in the play. The flowers juice when put into someone's eyes, they fall in love with the next thing they see. The last group is the mechanicals. They have been asked to create a play for the wedding festivals. This is where the play-within-a-play comes from its in act V. The craftsmen are such clumsy actors, their performance mocks the melodramatic Athenian lovers and gives the play a comedic ending. The craftsmen are slow. Shakespeare portrays them as the working people of the play. As you can see there are many differences between the three groups. The courts people are considered about love and marriage, the immortals are considered about revenge and power. The immortals have total power over the other two groups. There are many clashes between the ways that Shakespeare portrays the characters. For example the mortals from the court speak in blank verse and rhymes, which is totally opposite to the working class mortals, mechanicals, who speak differently in, normally, prose but not in blank verse. ...read more.

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There are clashes between where the characters live, the courts people live in maybe a country house with gardens. The immortals live in the woods, and the mechanicals live in town where they can work. Shakespeare uses the mechanicals cleverly by showing badly written plays and acting, which must have been around when he was writing his plays. He does this by making the Mechanicals act out a play. Shakespeare shows disorder and clumsiness in the play. He turns their stupidity into a joke, showing how amateurs try to do a play and when they do it, they act badly. The Mechanicals practice the play in the woods and that's when Bottom, a character who wants to play the parts of everyone in his little play, gets his head turned into an ass's head by Puck and Titania falls in love with him. Titania: " What, wilt thou hear some music, my sweet love?" Bottom: " I have a reasonable good ear in music. Let's have the tongs and the bones". This shows a lot of humour and brings the mortals and Immortals together. There is also a clash between the intelligence of the characters. The courts mortals are unaware of what's going on around them. The mechanicals are common and stupid in ways. The Immortals are clever and cunning and have power, they seem to decide the fate of all the others. ...read more.

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