Theme of the play
A Midsummer's Night Dream seems to focus on the subject of reality.
The woods surrounding the city seem to represent the dream realm or subconscious. Anything is possible, no matter how strange or unorthodox.
I chose this theme because it holds true throughout the play and helps to explain many of the stories "mystical" aspects.
The city of Athens seems to represent the world as we know it. It often forces hard choices, but conceals a hidden happiness that can be earned with hard work.
"Upon that day either prepare to die for disobedience to your father's will, or else to wed Demetrius, as he would: or on Diana'a altar to protest for aye austerity and single life."
"O spite! O hell! I see you are all bent to set against me for your merriment: If you were civil and knew courtesy, you would not do me thus much injury."
By: John M.
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