Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

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Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

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Theseus is intrigued by the paradoxical summary of the play, which suggests it is both merry and tragical, tedious and brief. This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. That being said it was a helpful source of additional insight into the characters, summary and analysis. As usual, Demetrius insists Helena stop following him; he even vows to harm her if she doesn't leave him alone. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.

When Titania falls asleep, Oberon squeezes the love juice in her eyes, hoping a wild beast will be the first creature she sees upon waking. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, likely written around 1595-1596, is a delightful comedy that weaves together the intersecting stories of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, and a mischievous group of fairies.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Read the full plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Puck, and explanations of important quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Several film adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream have been produced, with notable versions including the 1935 film directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle, as well as the 1999 adaptation directed by Michael Hoffman. Sometimes you don't understand your teacher, your textbooks make no sense, and you have to read sixteen chapters by tomorrow. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand.

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics.From the Duke's palace, the scene switches to the cottage of Peter Quince, a carpenter who directs a group of amateur actors in his free time. The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. The play’s exploration of the complexities of love and its use of magical elements contribute to its enduring popularity. As booklovers, Wonder Book believes that books are not made to be disposed of—they are made to be read, collected, shared, and displayed. Sadly I then looked at the side of the book (page side up) and the majority of the pages are covered too.

Theseus agrees that Hermia should obey her father but offers her a third option: spending her life in a nunnery. Schon mein zweites Buch aus der no-fear-Shakespeare Reihe und ich bin, wie bereits mit dem ersten Buch, sehr zufrieden. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.He and Hermia can escape from Athens and its unjust laws by running away to his widowed aunt's house. Oberon's plan is now complete, and he is disgusted to see his queen in love with an ass, so he releases her from the spell. His friends want to hear his story, but Bottom tells them there isn't time for that: They must prepare for the play. They also discuss the argument between Titania and Oberon; Oberon is angry with Titania because she refuses to give him the Indian boy she is raising. TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND AVOID BEING CHARGED, YOU MUST CANCEL BEFORE THE END OF THE FREE TRIAL PERIOD.

Meanwhile, Oberon and Puck, the fairy king and his mischievous servant, add a magical element to the whimsical narrative. The "translation" is printed directly opposite the original text and makes straight reading of the play very easy indeed - no more turning to the back of the book for notes, or constantly referring to footnotes. It is often categorized as one of Shakespeare’s comedies, showcasing his mastery in blending humor, romance, and enchantment. A Midsummer Night's Dream opens with Theseus and Hippolyta planning their wedding, which takes place in four days. Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB.All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you! This reissue features a new Overview by Sylvan Barnet, former chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, an updated Bibliography, suggested references, and stage and film history. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains: The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary. Shakespeare text on the left and modern present day english text on the pages on the right side in the book.

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