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By Harold Bloom, Janyce Marson

ISBN-10: 0791095959

ISBN-13: 9780791095959

ISBN-10: 1438112564

ISBN-13: 9781438112565

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Titania continues to enumerate a catalogue of ecological disasters, including the seasons no longer bringing their proper weather. ” The events of the world, disparate as they may appear, are seamlessly connected and interdependent in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare does not give space beyond this speech to develop the dramatic consequences of Titania’s vision. She is quickly turned into a pastoral figure and then into a figure of fun who is bested by her husband, more truly made an ass of than even Bottom.

However, his affections change when Puck mistakenly applies love-juice to his eyes, and he falls in love with Helena. Ultimately, the antidote is applied, and he marries Hermia. 39 40 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius is Lysander’s dramatic double, as Helena is Hermia’s. He is also in love with Hermia, who does not love him, and is her father’s choice of suitor. He wooed Helena, however, before transferring his affections to Hermia, and so earned a reputation for inconstancy. When he follows the lovers into the woods, he comes under the love-juice’s power and falls in love with Helena again, marrying her at the end of the play.

It is then when he begins to recall in a sensuous way that is yet devoid of content the experiences he had. His memories, however, are as vaporous as a dream—so ethereal that it confounds the senses so that “man is but a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. ) The lovers have each other and the court to tell of their mystifying experience, but Bottom has only himself, and the uncanny quality of his experience resonates within him and becomes matter in his mind for a “ballet .

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