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Vinnie Chadha English Literary Themes Due 101700 Setting Two worlds Apart A Midsummer Nights Dream offers a unique blending of styles characters and realms of experience into a unified work of art From the prose to the characters Shakespeare was again brilliant in offering great riches of the imagination and language throughout this romantic comedy What separates Shakespeare from any other author is his ability to not have an excess of useless information in is writings Everything Shakespeare brings into the play is there for a purpose For example the setting in A Midsummer Nights Dream is far more than a backdrop where the plot occurs Nature constantly is used for symbolism and imagery in each setting Therefore throughout the play Shakespeare shows how nature the setting plays an important role towards society and the characters The real exploration of setting in this play has not so much to do with place as with realms or dimensions of experience There are two main settings that occur through the play The first is in the town with daylight and the other is in the woods with moonlight The two settings bring about the recurring theme of reason daylighttown virsus imagination moonlightwoods or as put by CJ Gianakaris The court or city represents stability common sense and sophistication But formalized structures and attributes rarely help in matters of love which typically are irrational So often the scene in a comedy alternates between court and forest The natural setting seemingly provides the innocence and healing ethos which allow the solving of the problems particularly those concerning love Gianakaris 2 The beginning and the end of the play take place in the
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