The Theme of Love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Abstract

Abstract A Midsummer Night's Dream was written about 1595 as an entertainment at the marriage of some great nobleman, and was later performed in the public theatre. In this play, the audience will not be surprised that Shakespeare should return to the theme of love; love is indeed the great, perhaps the supreme reality in our lives.The present study is divided into four sections and a conclusion. Section One presents a general idea about the theme of love in the play. Section Two sheds light on love's difficulty and love's madness. Love and reason will be explained in section Three, with special attention on the close relation between love and sex. The last section shows the importance of magic and its effect on the lovers in the forest.Then , follows the conclusion which sums up the findings of the research.