A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay | Character Behavior in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Character Behavior in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Explores non-rational character behavior in the play. Describes the themes of heterosexual love and artistic creativity.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a unique play, which depicts non rationalities in heterosexual love and artistic creativity throughout its entirety. Shakespeare emphasizes these two themes in the final act. Using the play within the play technique Shakespeare shows many comical love scenes between Pyramus and Thisbe that provide a comical encore of the play. The story of Pyramus and Thisbe provides parallels to some of the main elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream: lovers taking non-rational actions after parental disapproval, overall non-rational behavior of lovers and artists and a necessity for non rationality.

First, the mechanical's play within A Midsummer Night's Dream shows many similarities to the story of the lovers in the outer play. In "Pyramus and Thisbe" the lovers face parental disapproval just as Hermia and Lysander do. Pyramus and Thisbe cannot marry because their parents forbade it, similarly in...

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