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A Bedtime Story for Kids: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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An Introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream Story

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play which was written by William Shakespeare in 1595 or 1596. This Shakespeare's play is one of his most well known and it is quite popularly played and narrated worldwide. The play is set in Athens and contains many subplots centred on the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. A fight between four Athenian lovers is one of the subplots. Another film follows a group of six amateur actors as they rehearse the play that will be performed before the wedding. 


Puck the fairy, on the order of his master, Oberon, to take revenge for Titania’s refusal, uses a magical flower to intentionally make her fall for someone randomly. Mistakenly, he makes both of the lads fall in love with the same girl after four Athenians flee to the wilderness. The four chase each other across the forest, while Puck assists his master in deception on the fairy queen. The puck eventually undoes the spell, and the two couples reconcile and marry.


A Midsummer Night's Dream Story

With a four-day feast of pomp and pleasure, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Philostrate, his Master of the Revels, is tasked with finding appropriate amusements for the occasion. With his daughter, Hermia, and two young men, Demetrius and Lysander, Egeus, an Athenian aristocrat, marches into Theseus' court. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius (who adores her), but Hermia is smitten with Lysander and refuses. If Hermia disobeys her father's will, Egeus demands that she face the full force of the law. Theseus allows Hermia until his wedding to think over her options, reminding her that violating her father's desires may lead to her being committed to a convent or perhaps execution. 


Despite this, Hermia and Lysander plan to flee Athens the next night and marry in Lysander's aunt's house, which is seven miles outside the city. They tell Hermia's friend Helena about their plans, despite the fact that Helena was formerly engaged to Demetrius. Helena still loves Demetrius despite the fact that he dumped her after meeting Hermia. Helena informs Demetrius of Hermia and Lysander's impending elopement in the hopes of regaining his affection. Demetrius stalks into the woods after his intended bride and her lover at the designated moment, Helena trailing after him.


Two extremely distinct sets of folks live in the same woods. The first is a group of fairies led by Oberon, the fairy king, and Titania, his queen, who have just arrived from India to bless Theseus and Hippolyta's marriage. The second scene depicts a group of Athenian craftsmen practising a play for the duke and his wife. Oberon and Titania are at conflict over a young Indian prince whom the prince's mother has entrusted to Titania; the kid is so handsome that Oberon desires to make him a knight, but Titania refuses.


Oberon seeks vengeance by dispatching his cheerful servant, Puck, to obtain a magical flower, the juice of which may be applied to a sleeping person's eyelids to cause that person to fall in love with the first thing he or she sees upon awakening. Oberon informs Puck about his plan to sprinkle the flower's juice on Titania's sleeping eyelids, and Puck agrees. After seeing Demetrius' terrible treatment of Helena, he commands Puck to apply some of the juice on the young Athenian's eyelids. Puck meets Lysander and Hermia and, believing Lysander to be the Athenian mentioned by Oberon, afflicts him with the love potion.


Lysander sees Helena as he wakes up and falls in love with her, forsaking Hermia. Lysander and Demetrius fall in love with Helena, who feels they are mocking her, as the night passes and Puck tries to fix his error. Hermia is so envious of Helena that she challenges her to a fight. Demetrius and Lysander are about to fight over Helena's affection until Puck confuses them by imitating their voices and leads them apart into the forest.


A Midsummer Night's Dream.


A Midsummer Night's Dream


Bottom, the most ludicrous of the Athenian artisans, whose head Puck has mockingly changed into that of an ass, is the first creature Titania sees when she wakes up. Titania spends a ridiculous amount of time adoring the ass-headed weaver. Oberon eventually secures the Indian lad, Puck applies the love potion on Lysander's eyelids, and all is well by dawn. Demetrius now loves Helena, while Lysander now loves Hermia. Theseus and Hippolyta find the sleeping lovers in the jungle and bring them back to Athens to marry.


The lovers watch Bottom and his fellow artisans perform their play, a stumbling, funny interpretation of Pyramus and Thisbe, after the group wedding. When the performance is over, the lovers go to their beds; the fairies come for a brief moment to bless the sleeping couples with a protecting charm before vanishing. Only Puck remains to beg the audience's pardon and approbation, as well as to urge the audience to remember the play as if it were all a dream.


Moral of the  Midsummer Night's Dream's Story 

One thing learned from A Midsummer Night's Dream is that loving someone should be based on their personality rather than their appearance. You will have a lot of arguments if you do not do this. Just because someone appears to be attractive on the outside does not imply that they are as attractive on the inside.


Conclusion

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a literary and socially significant title for Shakespeare's play. The title immediately informs the audience that the play will deal in some way with a summer night's dream. He also implies to the audience that the performance was nothing more than a dream. Love is the central theme of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a concept that Shakespeare frequently revisits in his plays. Shakespeare investigates how individuals fall in love with those who appear to be attractive.

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FAQs on A Bedtime Story for Kids: A Midsummer Night's Dream

1. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, who is the most essential character?

Puck. Despite the fact that A Midsummer Night's Dream has limited character development and no clear protagonist, critics typically regard Puck as the play's most essential character.

2. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, what does the love potion represent?

The emblem of the love potion is Shakespeare's most potent symbol in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The love potion depicts the overpowering and illogical nature of love since it has the capacity to make a person fall in love with someone despite their previous emotions, wants, and statuses.