Why does Shakespeare use the theme of illusion vs. reality in A Midsummer Nights Dream? I need help understanding the purpose of Shakespeare using illusion vs. reality.  

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In his comedies, Shakespeare examines another theme, love, and all the various ways that it manifests in the human experience.  In A Midsummer Night's Dream, he uses another thematic proposition, illusion versus reality, to help him investigate the question of himan love and how/why we fall in and out of love.

The main device in this play, concerning love as illusion versus reality, is the love juice provided by Oberon.  His interest is two-fold, to punish Titania by using it to make her believe that she is in love with a "wild thing," and also to assist the broken-hearted Helena in winning the love of Demetrius.  The fickleness and the unexplained origin of a human's...

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