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Explore the significance of transformation and discuss its significance as a theme in the play
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Explore the presentation of transformation and discuss its
significance as a theme in the play
Having studied William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", it is evident that a significant theme within this comedy is that of transformation. Being a key theme, transformation is mentioned right away in the beginning of the play with references to the moon. The moon is an ideal example of transformation due to its constantly changing nature. It goes through phases, in which it is seen in a different form and also controls the fluctuations of the tide. Both these things change or transform. Other examples of transformation would be the transformation of Bottom's head into an ass's head and Titania's maternal love of the Indian boy into the lust for Bottom. There are many forms of transformation but I will be focusing on the transforming power of love
Transformation can instantly be noted in Act 1, Scene 1, where Shakespeare uses Theseus and Hippolyta to start the play. Their relationship has transformed the most, although it does not happen during the actual play. Before they became lovers, Theseus and Hippolyta, leaders of the Athenians and the Amazons respectively, were bitter
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