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Authors use many techniques to get their point across These techniques usually include diction and the dialogue of the characters as well as their mannerisms William Shakespeare used these devices to present his views about love in his play A Midsummer Nights Dream Shakespeare regards love in a light-hearted manner because his philosophy was that peoples love interests change all the time and that in the end fate will decide who their mates will be Everyone has thought at one time or another that he or she was in love with someone Many times that love has turned out to have been an individuals brief infatuation with another person Shakespeare hinted at this idea in Oberons conversation with Puck on page 183 of Shakespeare Four Comedies In lines 176-187 Oberon tells Puck that when Titania falls asleep he will apply the love juice to her eyes and when she awakes she will fall in love with the first thing she sees When Oberon states in line 184 As I can take it with another herb he implies that reversing the effect of the love juice will be simple Oberons dialogue presents a carefree attitude about interfering with loves direction Through Oberons conversation Shakespeare indicates that it is common for people to fall in and out of love very easily and therefore he does not portray Oberons meddling as having serious consequences In A Midsummer Nights Dream Shakespeare makes several hints about how fate will have the final say in all love matters On page 203 lines 88-91 Oberon has come to realize that Puck made a mistake and put the love juice on Lysander Puck was supposed to use the juice on Demetrius to make him fall in love with Helena When Puck is made aware of his carelessness he replies Then fate oerrules line 92 In addition on page 204 Puck and Oberon are watching the young lovers to see what will happen because
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