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the play a misummer nights dream feture on couples that have erything to do with their social starta. everyone from the fairies to the peasents have their place even with thier closest friends. everyone

 

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Rosenberg, Ellen. "social class in A Midsummer Night's Dream."  Bloom's Literature.  Facts On File, Inc. Web. 27 Feb. 2014 <http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103230&SID=5&iPin=ETL1008&SingleRecord=True>.\

 

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The Inspiring Age of Shakespeare

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The age of Queen Elizabeth I brought upon confidence and sparked the repenting of femininity for some women. The Majority of women in this age however still conformed to the standard of how a woman should act and dress. The woman who used Queeen Elizabeth as inspirastion however renounced the standard and sought out for independence ina male dominated world. In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream Shaekesphere formed a character who contains qualities that portray the few who renounced the standard of women. A woman by the mane of Helena is a woman who would not sit around and wait for a man to fly into her life but instead she choose to go after a man that ahe loved and adored. Helena doing what any guy would do at this time to get girl was called crazy for being as persistant as a man would be. Men who are persistant were seen asd normal but a woman tries it and she is assumed to be a loon. Helena did what was not done at all in this time period that few tried to do in Elizabethan England. Helena is a direct coralation to the few women in the Elizabethan age that Shakesphere used as inspiration for his play. If Queen Elizabeth did not have the views that she had it is very well possible that Helena would have been a very different character.

 

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Shapiro, Susan C. 1977. "Feminists in Elizabethan England." History Today 27, no. 11: 703. Academic Search Elite, EBSCOhost (accessed February 24, 2014

 

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clangton16's comment, March 10, 2014 8:32 AM
I agree with cole that it was good
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Christine Baranski & Deborah Rush-A Midsummer Night's Dream Two - YouTube

Helena (Christine Baranski) and Hermia (Deborah Rush) have at it in Papp's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1982) with William Hurt as Oberon, Marc...
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Here we see how a buetiful Helena causes two men to fight to the death over her.This action is seen in the trjan war when greece and troy fought for helena of troy. Helena is a woman who went against the norm and now has men fighting over her causing disarry

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New Helena of Troy: The Face that Caused a Fight to the Death

New Helena of Troy: The Face that Caused a Fight to the Death | Kevin Keenan's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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Helena in the romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream got her name from the Achean Greeks in the Trojan War. Helen was the wife of the king of sparta and was wisked away by her lover a prive of troy. Helen was the face that launched a thousand ships in the tojan war. this scenario is best represented in the play when a spell is cast upon both Lysander and Demitrius that make them both fall in love. These two men both now love the same woman and prepare to fight for her as seen in the greeks history during the trojan war. Helena did not start an all out war but she did cause two men to fight to the death over her face. Helena not only causes men to fight to for her love but also goes against the standard of the time shes living in. Helena is a girl who was going after Demetrius proclaiming her love for him as Demitrius would not give her the time of day. The way Helena takes a role of the other gender was unheard of and not common. Helena is a woman who is n ot afraid to do what she needs and causes men to fight over her no matter hwat the cost.

 

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Tobin, J.J.M. "The Irony Of 'Hermia' And 'Helena'." American Notes & Queries 17.10 (1979): 154. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

 

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Mpela16's comment, March 7, 2014 8:33 AM
I agree with Cole about your presentation and I also liked how you included the Illiad which we learned about this year. Overall, I thought you had a great presentation, but you forgot to put an image into your presentation. I feel like you should have also analysed a little more on each of these themes and explain how they make you think about A Midsummer Night's Dream now.
clangton16's comment, March 10, 2014 8:29 AM
The presentation was well set up and I liked it very much
Collin Byrne A Midsummer Night's Dream 's comment, March 11, 2014 8:27 AM
I agree with Cole and how you brought up the elizibethan era. Unlike cole, my favorite scoop was the social strata. It shows the type of people during that time and the role they play in society. I like the connection Cole made by bringing up Helena and the fight between lysander and demetruis and he trojan war.