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In this article the Author Harry Auden analyzes A Midsummer Nights Dream and breaks it up into two distinct categories. The two categories are Mythology and the complexity of the individual. The mythology of the play comes from certain characters like Theseus for example. He is said to have been the King of Athens after defeating the Minotaur and saving the children of Athens for being sacrificed to him. In this time period the tail end of the enlightenment was taking place. This ment that because of the rise in popularity of the individual more people would be willing to watch this type of performance. The performance is more of a bigger adaptation of "Pyrimus and Thesbe". This is because the each of the four main characters like the one person who doesn't like them back. This in combination with their parents refusing to give concent to marriage the person they would like to marry.
Auden, W. H. "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Lectures on Shakespeare, reconstructed and edited by Arthur Kirsch (2000): 53—62, 371—72. Quoted as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Bloom, Harold, ed. A Midsummer Night's Dream New Edition, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 8 June