A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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How does Shakespeare show different attitudes to love and marriage in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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In William Shakespeare's play, a large number of couples form, split up, realign, resist connections, and deceive each other. The fairy monarchs, King Oberon and Queen Titania, in some ways establish a model of less-than-ideal marriage that nonetheless is supported by deep love. Not everyone ends up with a partner—according to their nature.

Jealousy is a powerful motivator that prompts some...

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