True Love in A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare Essay

William Shakespeare, a creative literary artist, impacted his audience with the essence of love. Based on his play, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Lysander a main character explicitly states, “The course of love never runs smooth,” expressing an opinion easily relatable to the modern generation. The story of an hour, written by Kate Chopin, is another literary work that easily expresses the same theme. With this in mind, both works revolve around the aspect of love and it’s challenges that some May or may not overcome. Love is much more than an emotion, it’s another world, another life that overcomes oneself into something unknown.

The story starts with a fight about love. Egeus, who is Hermia’s father, does not want Hermia to be in love or with Lysander at all. Egeus wants his daughter to be with Demetrius who is in love with Hermia, but Hermia does not love him. Egeus goes to Theseus who is the Duke of Athens. Egeus tells him about the situation, and of course the Duke will go with Egeus side since he is the father of Hermia and he decides what she should do. Now Hermia is stuck with marrying Demetrius, becoming a nun, or being put to death. Hermia and Lysander decide to run away in the woods where there are no rules and where nothing can stop them from being in love. Hermia trusting Helena, who is her best friend with the secret she tells her. Helena is in love with Demetrius. She goes to tell Demetrius that Hermia has decided to run to the woods in hopes Demetrius would take her back.

A main portion of Shakespeare’s play takes place in a magical Forrest. Although is seems a bit far fetched, true magic arises from it’s deepest parts. The Fairy King, Oberon, alters love, the strongest kind of magic. With his mischievous doings, Lys…

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…speare’s quote “The course of true love never did run smooth” is one of the best quotes to be ever said. Finding love is one of the hardest things, and getting approval for it is one of the other hardest things. No matter what love will find it’s way but the path to true love never did run smooth so patience is the key.

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Chopin, Kate. “The Story of an Hour.” The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature:

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Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 2nd. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001. 859-906. Print.

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