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A Midsummer night's Dream(critisism)

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Sandra K. Fischer did a valid job of critiquing Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sandra has a great thesis that is thoughtfully backed up with evidence from the play itself. Sandra argued that “One plot focuses on finding young love and on overcoming obstacles to that love. Shakespeare adds to the richness of comic structure by interweaving the love plot with a cast of rustic guildsmen, who are out of their element as they strive to entertain the ruler with a classic play of their own” (3). In the story Hermia and Lysander love each other but their greatest obstacle is that Demetrius also love Hermia, whose father approves of Demetrius more than Lysander. Supporting her original thesis, Sandra stated “The play also features a substructure of fairy forces, whose unseen antics influence the world of humans” (3). Fairies play a big role in the obstacles that the lovers, Hermia and Lysander face during the play. Puck, Oberon’s right hand man, makes a mistake and because of him Lysander falls in love with a different woman. Also, Titania and Oberon are feuding over a young boy that she is keeping safe while Oberon wants him as a slave. This is another obstacle of love within the play. Lastly is the play within a play, Pyramus and Thisbe are in love but are separated by a wall which leads to the death of both of them. “Oberon and Titania feud over a changeling boy, and Pyramus and Thisbe, the lovers in the rustics’ play, are kept apart by a wall” (3). Sandra did an excellent job with not only her thesis/argument but also evaluating and backing up her critique with solid evidence from the play.

 

Fischer, Sandra K. "A Midsummer Night’S Dream." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

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Ian Pascoe's comment, March 10, 2013 8:23 PM
Very nice analysis, Ryan. I like how you went into detail on certain topics of the criticism and explained them completely!
Matthew Ethier's comment, March 10, 2013 10:17 PM
I agree with Ian and think you did an excellent job of going into detail!
Anders Vaera Doneez's comment, March 13, 2013 6:32 PM
I've got to agree on that one. You did a pretty smooth job with it.
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Theseus(source)

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Theseus is a very important character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theseus ,who is soon marrying Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons, is the Duke of Athens and is very important to Greek culture. Shakespeare admired the Greek culture and knew what he was doing when he used Theseus in his story.

 

"Theseus." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

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Brian Rowe's comment, February 13, 2013 7:55 AM
OH my God. Literary gold. Literally.
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The Work and Mentalité of Lower Orders Elizabethan Women(historical article)

The Work and Mentalité of Lower Orders Elizabethan Women(historical article) | Ryan's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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This article has taught me many things about elizabethan women. They were not allowed to be disobedient to any male figure(father, husband). This shows a large contrast to shakespeare's plays where the women are often very defiant and do as they please speaking with an open mind, which was often looked down upon in the Elizabethan society. Harvey, Richard. "The Work And Mentalité Of Lower Orders Elizabethan Women." Exemplaria 5.2 (1993): 409-433. Literary Reference Center. Web. 3 Feb. 2013.
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Matthew Ethier's comment, February 6, 2013 8:09 AM
Good scoop Ryan! I love the picture!
Brian Rowe's comment, February 13, 2013 8:00 AM
This is literary gold. Amazing.
Carter Cianci's comment, February 13, 2013 8:00 AM
What Brian said
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Fairies

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 Fairies play a very important role in many stories, just like in A Midsummer Night's Dream. There are always two types of fairies, good and bad. Sometimes, the intentions of a good fairy could turn out bad. Like when puck put the flower in Lysander's eye and caused him to fall for Helena.

 

"American Watercolors — John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906) -Titania and the Changeling Child - A Midsummer Night’s Dream." American Watercolors — John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906) -Titania and the Changeling Child. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.

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BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Part 2

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 This animated tales of A Midsummer Night's Dream starts when Lysander has just fallen in love with Hermia from Puck putting the flower in his eyes. Hermia wakes up from her bad dream thinking he has left her, only to find that he actually has. In the next scene the actors are starting to learn and practice their play for the Duke's wedding.

 

"BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Part 2." YouTube. YouTube, 01 Nov. 2008. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.

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Anders Vaera Doneez's comment, March 13, 2013 6:37 PM
I wonder what would have been the result if another one of the characters in the play within a play was turned into a half donkey. Could you make a prediction on the events that would occur if the character Starveling would have been changed into a donkey?