A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A fun play, with fairies and spells and bewitchments causing mayhem and confusion.

What I want to know, though, is why Hermia and Helena don’t just slap Lysander and Demetrius and go off to become nuns together? At the very least, those two men could be made to do a better job of professing their love and trying to make amends. I mean, seriously? They change their minds at the drop of a hat/dab of a potion, and Hermia and Helena are supposed to believe they’re sincere? And Titania seems very forgiving to Oberon…

The other thing I’ll say about this is that they all seem very coherent and eloquent as soon as they wake up. I’m very impressed. They don’t even need any tea or coffee!

I know there needs to be some suspension of rational thought, logic, and general belief in reality when reading or watching things, but sometimes it’s a bit tricky. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but as soon as Lysander is un-bewitched, she immediately believes that Demetrius loves her? Unlikely.

2 thoughts on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    • True. I just feel that Helena particularly could have continued to be suspicious for a little longer. After all, Demetrius had been proclaiming his dislike of her to all and sundry. I have no objection to them all ending up with the right person, by the way. I just think it was a little easy for the men.
      But then, of course, it’s much easier to make these decisions being on the outside looking in. And knowing everything that’s going on.

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