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Hi, I need help with essay on Representations of Fate in William Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream. Paper must be at least 2000 words. Please, no plagiarized work!Download file to see previous pages

Hi, I need help with essay on Representations of Fate in William Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream. Paper must be at least 2000 words. Please, no plagiarized work!

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This research will begin with the statement that as with many of Shakespeare’s works, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” heavily relies on interpretations of fate and destiny as a determinant for the plot and character development that the play experiences.&nbsp. This traditional understanding of destiny and fate are displayed via the fact that seemingly no matter what the characters do or the paths that are chosen, their fate and/or destiny is sealed and they are merely leading a predetermined set of determinants that they have little of any control over.&nbsp. In this way, Shakespeare is able to reveal a view of the world that is seen through the lens of fatalism. Whereas many individuals may like to consider themselves sovereign and able to chose which path they will ultimately pursue, the view which Shakespeare acquaints the reader with within the constructs of the play reveals a world in which whatever choice is picked, whatever decision is made, whatever alternate path is followed, the end result is that fate’s design has been implemented. Whereas a more traditional interpretation of fate would have the reader assume that a more logical progression towards fate’s ultimate goal would be affected, Shakespeare helps to develop upon this be proving the non-linear nature through which fate’s designs can be ultimately implemented. Accordingly, this brief essay will seek to analyze the representation of fate within “Midsummer Night’s Dream” as well as to draw a level of inference and comparison to some of the other ways in which this construct was understood at the time and throughout the different works of William Shakespeare. The play itself opens with a quick introduction to the subject matter. Egues of Athens has designs to marry his daughter to one of two suitable bachelors that would strengthen his grip on power. As Hermia shows resistance to this particular set of options with which she is presented, Egues tells her of the dire consequences should she choose to avoid the will of her father in this matter. As such, the constructs of fate and human plans are quickly laid out for the reader to understand. Whereas the father has his own interpretation of how Hermia should live her life and what ends will benefit him, Hermia herself has other designs. However, this primary and overused plot device is further differentiated by the fact that a third unseen and silent character – fate – has designs that neither the father nor the daughter could comprehend. The interplay between these characters and the design that fate holds for them is the primary motivator for the means by which the development of the play takes place. As the play progresses, Lysander and Hermia conspire to elope and by performing a marriage in Lysander’s aunt’s house, undue the plans that Hermia’s father has so heartlessly set for her. What is unique about the occurrences that take place as the two are on their way to Lysander’s aunt’s house is the fact that fate is represented as something fickle. far less organized and full of design than what one might traditionally assume. As if almost by accident, fate, via the characters of the fairies and the craftsmen in the forest, collide with the young lovers to affect a change that would otherwise doubtless not be realized. Another deeply unique aspect of fate as presented in this particular play is the fact that it is not realized as either the humans or the fairies intend. In this way, the imperfect nature and developmental understandings of how fate is affected on humanity are brought to the reader’s attention.

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