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A Midsummer nights dream Analytical essay Does Shakespeare make any serious points in A midsummer nights dream or is it just a comedy Shakespeares play A midsummer nights dream is a comedy which also deals with some serious issues The play was written in Shakespearean times as a comedy The play was written to entertain two very different groups of people The upper class and the lower class citizens Two different levels of theater had to be written to entertain them both An entertaining and comical part for both groups would have been the use of fairies and mystical magic in the play In those days most grown adults were very superstitious and believed in such things The fairies and magic brought comedy to the play because although the people were superstitious they also knew the spirit characters in the play were fanciful and fictional Shakespeare used these characters to bring mischief to the story which caused many of the comical incidents that happened through the play The most mischievous and there for the most comical and entertaining spirit was Oberons servant Puck Puck was quick tongued and meddling He was also quite famous for being so Puck created a great deal of trouble when trying to follow Oberons orders he mistakes Lysander for Demetrius It is comical that this simple mistake which was hardly his fault causes such a mess of all the relationships in the play What hast thou done Thou hast mistaken quite And laid the love juice on some true loves sight Oberon An event in the play which was written as comedy appealing to the lower class was the happenings which lead the fairy queen Titania to fall in love with a man that has been enchanted and looks all the world like an ass Oberon drops love potion into Titanias eyes which makes her fall for
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