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Literary Criticism

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During the Elizabethan era there were many issues and debates that were causing problems and one of the main problems was marriage. In this article it talks about how in all other of Shakespeare's stories there was not as much concern as their is in A Midsummer Night's Dream and this brings to lot of confusion to many people, And the question that always keeps people arousing is why was marriage such a big deal back in Greece times but not now and what happened to make it end. 

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Historical Article: Women's Rights

Historical Article: Women's Rights | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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Women back in Greek Romen times had little to no rights. They were always married to based on their farthers choice and would often never even meet their groom until the wedding day. Women would always stay at home and Prepare the foods, clean, and take care of the children. Young girls would often also never go to school and instead stay home with their mothers and learn to do housework such as spin, weave, and cook. Women could also not vote . Women had little to no say in their daily lives back in Greece. 

 

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Adare, Sierra. "Everyday Life In Ancient Greece." Greece: The People(1999): 6-9. History Reference Center. Web. 25 Feb. 2014.

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Theseus: Source

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In Greek mythology Theseus was referred to as the hero of Athens. In Shake sphere 's play , he takes the role of Athen's Theseus, and twists him into being the character of Lysander. In the beginning , Ariadne, daughter of the Greek god Minos, loves Theseus and in Shakespeare's play , Hermia loves lysander. They both fight for their love and in the end are both passionate, courageous and affectionate characters. 

 

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"Theseus." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1.Literary Reference Center. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.

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Image: The Bike

Image: The Bike | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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During the Elizabethan times , there were many new creations coming out and one of them , and even still used in everyday now, is the bike. The bike was showed back in the play mainly by Helena. It was first showed as she rode it down the stairs complaining about how she would tell Demetrius about Hermia and Lysanders running away and then it was showed again by Helena as well as Demetrius as they were heading into the forest. Although none of Bottoms buddies had one so this must led to be the fact that only rich people during these times could get the hands on the new creation of the bike. 

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This video shows the scene about the characters in the play wanting to get married to one another , Hermia and lysander but the law being that what ever the farther states goes and if not then the daughter could be put to death. It is very intresting how there rules set back in ancient greece such as this and i wonder why for whatever reason it is no longer in use or it was put to use in the first place.

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