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What's the significance of the nature in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

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hend | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 13, 2008 at 7:27 PM via web

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What's the significance of the nature in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

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surfpoetess | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 18, 2008 at 1:43 AM (Answer #1)

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The woods represent nature and the natural state. The characters let their passions get the better of them when they are in the woods (Lysander wants to *sleep* with Hermia, Demetrius threatens violence against Helena, Titania copulates with a helf-donkey, etc.). They do things in the woods that they would not even consider in a more civilized state. They have to navigate the wildness of the woods to finally settle into a tame state of love and civilization at the end.

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