A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the most legendary Shakespeare works of art of all time.
But did you know there are a few financial takeaways we can learn from the play as well?
Take a look at these 6 entries by a well known financial adviser as he watches the play and analyzes it. Starting with entry #1:
The start of this play is somewhat confusing, yet it still has great meaning. When Hermia’s father took her to Theseus, I don’t think she was treated fairly at all. If I was in that situation, I would have probably done the same that Hermia did, even though it was so risky. I think that Hermia might get caught and her father will get really mad.
The next part, after the fairy king and queen were done arguing, I think is funny and clever. The idea of falling in love with the next person you see could get out of hand depending on what the queen will first look at. Also I think that Helena should not have told Demetrius that Lysander and Hermia ran away because Demetrius could think that it was her idea so that Helena could have Demetrius. If she had not said then Demetrius could have naturally fallen in love with Helena.
I think that it makes the play really funny that Puck put the potion in Lysander’s eyes instead of the old Athenian. Even though it did not work out for the fairy king’s plan, it still makes the play funnier. When Helena takes it as a cruel joke, I bet that Lysander was confused.
Puck is really clever. It was a really clever idea to put the donkey head on Bottom to make him look ugly. Bottom was the first person that Titania (the fairy queen) saw so she fell in love with him. I am sure the king was glad about Pucks cleverness.
I think that the next part was pretty weird and confusing. There were people falling in love with other people and all sorts of stuff. I know that the two guys, Lysander and Demetrius, both switched the girl that they liked. It really confused me.
In the last part of the play when all are at the play, everyone starts to like the person that they truly loved and things were all back to normal for the most part. This was a good conclusion I think.
I think that over all, this was a somewhat confusing, but funny play. I liked the parts when Puck would play tricks on the others, although sometimes it was hard to follow. I usually don’t like to read the old time Shakespearean language in books because it is too hard to follow, but this book was a little easier. Maybe I need to get a teaching degree online so that I have more background in Shakespeare.
I also preferred this play over other Shakespeare plays because it was a comedy. I don’t really like to read the tragedy ones because usually they are confusing to me. I also liked this play because of it is different than other Shakespeare plays. In this play, it is said to be a dream, though much happens in it. This is different than most of his other plays. In conclusion, I would just like to say that I enjoyed this play, and I am glad I chose it over the others.
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