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An Essay on "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

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An Essay on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows". The basic plot of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is that there are four lovers, where two love each other, and the other two do not. They go into a wood where spells are cast. Also, actors are in the wood rehearsing, and later performing a play at the Duke of Athens' wedding. The characters, the setting and what the atmosphere was like are considered when discussing, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". There are many different characters in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", with various appearances and personalities. The main characters in the play are: the four lovers, the fairies, and the group of actors. One of the four lovers - Hermia, is a dark haired woman with a short temper. However, Helena, her friend, is an anxious blonde haired woman. ...read more.

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The setting of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is in the capital of Greece - Athens. The main part of the play is set in a magical wood in the middle of Athens. In addition, it is set in the town and at certain parts, in the actor's homes. The setting of Athens is a reasonably and crowded setting. By reading excerpts from the play, and watching the film, the setting in the town is described and shown as a picturesque and friendly place. Where Hermia lives, one gets the feeling that it is probably expensive. In addition, one can imagine that it is well kept with striking gardens. Moving towards the middle of the play, we come to describing the wood. The description of the wood suggests that it is brimming with magic and unusual goings on. The title name - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" brings to mind magic and fairies. ...read more.

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The actors would be exceptionally nervous, because of acting at a royal occasion. This would generate a nervous atmosphere. The last main one is when Theseus is just about to get married. It would be an exciting, yet uneasy atmosphere. Overall, the playwright/author of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (William Shakespeare) produced many different atmospheres to draw in the reader and to keep their attention for the whole play. Referring back to the quote, the relevance of it to the play includes many things. Just by reading the quote, one can identify that it is going to be a magical and unusual play. It also makes the illusion of peace and tranquillity. It is probably one of the most famous quotes in the whole of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". When talking about the characters in the play, they should be talked about in detail to describe them fully. The setting is different at points in the story, so each should be described. The atmosphere also changes during the play; therefore, all of them could and should be considered. ...read more.

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