A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cliffs Complete) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Within the CliffsComplete courses, the novel's entire textual content and a word list look side-by-side with coordinating numbered strains that can assist you comprehend strange phrases and phraseology. you are going to additionally locate the entire statement and assets of a regular CliffsNotes for Literature.CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream   has lengthy been one in all Shakespeare’s hottest performs. Its magical surroundings, farcical plot, hilarious play-within-a-play, and basic air of party were loved via approximately each new release because it was once written.Everything isn't really what it sort of feels during this play. remain on best of what’s rather occurring — and shop worthwhile learning time — abruptly. improve your interpreting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with those extra features: A precis and insightful remark for every actBibliography and old historical past at the writer, William ShakespeareA examine the old context and constitution of the playDiscussions at the play’s symbols and themesA personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the charactersReview questions, a quiz, dialogue issues (essay questions), job ideasA source heart filled with books, articles, motion pictures, and net sitesStreamline your literature learn with all-in-one support from CliffsComplete courses!

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Wooed: courted. 18. , mood. 19. pomp: celebration. 30 Act I, Scene 1 Egeus Full of vexation come I, with complaint Against my child, my daughter Hermia. —My noble lord, This man hath my consent to marry her. —And, my gracious Duke, This man hath bewitched the bosom of my child. Thou, thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes, And interchanged love-tokens with my child. Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung With feigning voice verses of feigning love, And stolen the impression of her fantasy With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gauds, conceits, Knacks, trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats - messengers Of strong prevailment in unhardened youth; With cunning hast thou filched my daughter’s heart; Turned her obedience, which is due to me, To stubborn harshness.

140 145 150 155 33 34 Act I, Scene 1 Lysander A good persuasion. Therefore, hear me, Hermia. I have a widow aunt, a dowager Of great revenue, and she hath no child. From Athens is her house remote seven leagues; And she respects me as her only son. There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee; And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue us. If thou lov’st me then, Steal forth thy father’s house tomorrow night, And in the wood, a league without the town, Where I did meet thee once with Helena To do observance to a morn of May, There will I stay for thee.

Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary cross, As due to love as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, Wishes and tears, poor fancy’s followers. CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I, Scene 1 Act I, Scene 1 29 The play begins in Athens. Theseus plans to marry Hippolyta. Hermia wants to marry Lysander, but is ordered to marry Demetrius, who is loved by Helena. Hermia and Lysander decide to run away together. ACT I, SCENE 1 NOTES [Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE, with others] Theseus Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon; but, o, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes!

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