'A Midsummer Night's Dream' The interevention of the faries.

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In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", fairies play an important part in shaping the romantic lives of two young couples. With their help and intervention, occurrences that may have been inconceivable otherwise become reality. This reality within the play is contrasted by the dream world showing that love is a mask or just blind. The fairies are a key role in explaining the unexplainable to the audience, without them we would suggest fate or pure luck to be the reason of all this chaos. Within the play we have many different themes such as, the difficulties of love; magic; the nature of dreams; the relationships between fantasy and reality and between environment and experience.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a romantic comedy which ends in happiness unlike many of Shakespeare's plays. He shows us that even though love may be very confusing; add magic to the situation and it is madness.

The reality vs. dream world theme influences the play many times and shows us that law and order is better then freedom because in the end love will prevail without the use of spells and magic.

Fairies help people to understand, explain and sometimes accept the unnatural and in doing this the play opens the human mind to any possibility. When first introduced, they seem unreal and unnatural but when their characters' are observed their existence becomes a little more plausible. It seems as if this race of creatures has no worries or cares in the world except to have fun and enjoy themselves. Although sometimes these little creatures created havoc; Puck and Oberon mettle into the love affair of Helena, Demetrius, Hermia and Lysander with good intentions, they are curious not evil, mischievous with caring motives much like normal people.

The forest is much like a dream world, when...