Love Is Irrational

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Love is Irrational Love is Irrational. In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Love is an Irrational yet a gentle force and it always wins at the end, since the play ends with three marriages. When characters in the play fall in love, it is not determined by their rational awareness but by their irrational subconsciousness. The love presented in the play can be characterised by it act of collaboration between different characters. Romantic love is a lead in the play but as a secondary theme. That love and particularly romantic love that leads to marriage are a focus of the play that cannot be left out. It is manifested with the marriages of three couples, the four Athenian youths who are in the forest and the Duke of Athens, Theseus and his fiancée Hippolyta. There is also the cease-fire of fairyland's matrimonial leaders, Oberon and Titania. The characters’ likings change in the play is troubling, where Lysander is intensely in love with Hermia at first and with Helena at another point. “Transparent Helena! Nature shows art that through thy bosom makes me see thy heart” (Shakespeare and Foakes Act II). The aim of the play is not to observe the nature of true love but reasonably to mock misunderstandings that love brings. Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena are destined not to be romantic classics, but somewhat sympathetic figures thrown into perplexing situations of romantic farce. The central theme emphasised in A Midsummer Night's Dream is love. Characters in the play tend to fall in love with those who are attractive to them. People we adore at one time in our lives can later seem not only unattractive but even revolting. “I love thee not, therefore, pursue me not” (Shakespeare and Foakes Act II). For a moment, this attraction to beauty might seem to be a strong love, but the notions of the play are that irrational love
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