Midsummer night lovers


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Midsummer night lovers
postcard from an original illustration by Emília Varsányi

Inspired by Shakespeare 'Love' in A 'Midsummer Night's Dream' story
A Piece on the Importance of Fertility

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1600)" has been called one of William Shakespeare’s greatest love plays. It has been interpreted as a romantic story in which love ultimately conquers all odds. However, A "Midsummer Night’s Dream" is actually a written piece on the importance of fertility, not love. Shakespeare’s ideas about love are represented by the powerless young lovers, by the meddling faeries and their magical love, and by forced love as opposed to chosen love. All of these points undermine the argument that this play is a typical “love story” and help build the case that Shakespeare actually intends to demonstrate the powers of sex and fertility over love."


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