Fate and Midsummer Nights Dream

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Topic: In some of Shakespeare’s plays fate is the unseen motivator of mortals. Which character acts as fate or the motivator in ‘A Midsummer’s Nights Dream? Shakespeare’s known for many of his plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. One of his favourite themes for his plays is fate, but to activate that theme/idea he requires a character to act out as an unseen motivator of fate. The play Midsummer’s Night Dream is no exception. There are several secretive characters that change mortals’ fates. The 3 main characters that symbolizes godly beings that change the mortal’s fate: Titania the Queen of the fairies, Oberon the King of the fairies, and mischievous Puck. Shakespeare enjoys using characters that are supernatural, for example in Macbeth, he chose the 3 witches to act our as ‘fate’ while in Midsummer’s Night Dream, there are the fairies. They are both imaginary figures which might be the reason why they are given the power to modify human’s fate and lifestyle. Titania evolves Nick Bottom’s life as she treats him like a king or her equal because of her husband and Puck’s prank. After Titania is released from her delusion, she is disgusted by Bottom’s visage and abandons him in the middle of the forest. On the other hand Bottom believes that all of the event was a dream and creates a ballad about his dream. Oberon who initiates the pranks not only changed Bottom and Titania’s lives but also Lysander, Hermia, Helena, and Demetrius. He watches the frivolous exchanges between the four characters and he decides to intervene. He wishes to simply make Demetrius fall in love with Helena. He orders Puck, a fairy, to use a plant to make Demetrius infatuated with Helena. With this plan a comical yet a complex play is unfolded. If it wasn’t for this command, Demetrius would have continued chasing after Hermia while Helena would have continued to be
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