Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights.
This section contains 5,449 words
(approx. 19 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights - Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights

Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights

SOURCE: “The Changeling in A Dream,” in Studies in English Literature, Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring, 1988, pp. 259-72.

In the following essay, Slights contends that the changeling boy reflects the irresolution and indeterminancy of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Midway through the first scene of Act II in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oberon, King of the Fairies, begs “a little changeling boy” of Titania. She responds, “The fairy land buys not the child of me” (II.i.120, 122), and from this exchange—or non-exchange—follows a highly determined though minimally textualized custody battle.1 After a great deal has been done and said about the nature of love and marriage, and a quantity of flower juice has been squirted about, Oberon again “ask[s...

(read more)

This section contains 5,449 words
(approx. 19 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights - Critical Essay by William W. E. Slights
Follow Us on Facebook