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5 pages in length. Shakespeare is just as manipulative in his comedic style as other playwrights are in their tragedies; however, the primary difference between the two is that Shakespeare presents such seemingly tragic events as being overblown and ridiculous, which encourages the audience to laugh both at and with the plot. As well, ...

A 6 page discussion of the importance of interpreting Midsummer Night's Dream to artists and audiences, whether as observers or readers. Rather than looking at a priori interpretations (although these are presented), the most important facet of interpreting this play is that the interpretation itself speaks to the audience for the specifics of teaching ...

A 3 page paper which analyzes Act III in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as it relates to the rest of the story. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page essay that discusses gender relationships in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The writer discusses how, for the sake of love, Hermia defies her father’s wishes and risks death and Helena risks social ostracism. This contrasts sharply with the behavior of the men in the play, who tend to either uphold the societal status ...

A 5 page paper which examines how the play can be regarded as a commentary on the law and its limits and also as a political allegory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the idea and ideal of loyalty in the love relationships of characters in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Love’s Labor’s Lost.” Shakespeare regularly explored issues of love in loyalty in his plays. Many of the characters and the circumstances in which he presented them caused the audience to consider what they thought was ...

A 4 page paper which examines one of Shakespeare's most appealing epiphanies, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines how William Shakespeare's life is reflected in his comic play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and considers how the play relates to his other literary works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines the similarities and differences between Baptista Minola and Egeus, particularly the relationships with their children, their roles and status in their respective societies, and their effect on the play’s progress. No additional sources are used.

This 5 page report discusses the puns William Shakespeare loved to sprinkle throughout his work with a special look to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Also discusses The Bard, Tragedy Of Cymbeline, & others. No additional sources cited.

A 10 page paper which examines conflicting values and emotional tensions within the families of Shakespeare’s works lead to disruption and damage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 7 page paper which presents an examination of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as a film for children. The paper discusses elements of the play, the audience, sets, and other aspects which need to be considered. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts these plays on the basis of mood, setting, imagery, theme, magic, characters and plot structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the case studies that might be developed for Lady Macbeth, Hermia and Helena. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 7 page report discusses Shakespeare’s own understanding of the essential nature of love which allows him to establish a variety of realms in which the realities of romance are interwoven throughout all aspects of life. Romance gone wrong, romance perverted, or the “romantic” aspects of fear, hatred, and suffering, appear much more often in ...

This 7 page paper explores the concept of romantic love primarily through the eyes of William Shakespeare. 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' are discussed in respect to the concept. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the idea of a true union as found in “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page essay that discusses the roles and characterizations of the fathers who are featured in two of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer's Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew. This examination shows that Shakespeare was more inclined to show the father in The Taming of the Shrew. Baptista, in a more favorable light ...

In three pages this paper discusses how William Shakespeare presents the serious topic of love in a comic vein in this farcical play, comparing and contrasting the love experienced by characters Lysander, Demetrius, Theseus, Hippolyta, Hermia, and Helena. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare manipulates a serious situation for humorous effect, how the boisterousness of the low characters influence your perception of the lovers and the courtly characters, considers whether or not the play would be as interesting without Nick Bottom, and evaluates how the comic outcome depends on the players ...

This 5 page paper considers how mythology was used by Shakespeare in three of his plays in order to create atmosphere. The plays considered are A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

An eleven page paper looking at the significance of this seemingly comic passage in the final act of William Shakespeare's play. The paper asserts that it is actually fraught with sociological and political meaning. Bibliography lists four sources.

This 5 page paper focuses attention on the theme of rebellion and then also goes into the significance of the woods. Specific acts and scenes are noted and the plot is discussed, along with other thematic elements. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how the importance of the natural world in this whimsical fantasy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts the way in which the theme of reality vs. illusion is portrayed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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