There is a booming of love bell from a distance where there is a white roof church. The land is draped in a veil of mystery by the moonlight who is the Dark Goddess. The fragrance of summer flowers are diffusing in the jungle, and also the blue sea, the quiet forest, the tranquil garden, all of them are full of the sweet smell. When everything has gone to sleep quietly, however, spirits are driving the boat what made of flowers to the shore. Oh, what do they want to do? We don"t know now, but we cognize the good dream is about to begin and the curtain of the midsummer night with love rises
In the palace of Theseus in Athens, a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta is according to script. On one side, Hermia refuses to comply with her father, Egeus, who wishes for her to marry his chosen man, Demetrius. In response, Egeus beg the ancient privilege of whereby a daughter must marry the suitor chosen by her father, or else face death or lifelong chastity worshipping Diana as a nun. The law in this sense is an anachronism. Therefore, Hermia and her lover Lysander decide to elope by escaping through the forest at night. Hermia informs her best friend Helena, but Helena has recently been rejected by Demetrius and decides to win back his favor by revealing the plan to him.
Therefore, Demetrius chases Hermia who he loves followed doggedly by Helena. On the other side, in the forest, Oberon, the king of the fairies, and his queen, Titania, are quarrelling with each because Titania refuses to give a little changeling boy to Oberon for using as his knight or henchman, since the child"s mother was one of Titania"s worshippers and she was always company with her. In order to distract Titania, force her to give up the page-boy, and help Helena wins the love of Demetrius, Oberon orders the mischievous Puck who also called Hobgoblin and Robin Goodfellow to help him fetch a flower called love-in-idleness what can produce a magical juice, which makes the victim fall in love with the first living thing he sees when he awakens. Oberon drops the liquor of the flower in Titania"s eyes when she is asleep for distracting her and forcing her to give up the India boy.
What"s more, Oberon also orders Puck to crush this herb into the eyelids of the young Athenian man. Instead, Puck takes a mistake. He puts the juice on the eyes of Lysander who should have had a true-love with Hermia, but because of Puck"s negligence that he then falls in love with Helena. When Oberon finds this out, he asks Puck to make everything restorable at once and Demetrius falls in love with Helena. Everybody wakes up at the break of day and everything develops as they hoped. All shall be well, and Jack shall have Jill in the last. And also the king and queen of fairies patch up their tiff. The world goes down to be peaceful again.
In this comedy drama, Shakespeare gives the good performance of the women. They have a noble moral character and the independent personality. They believe everyone cannot chop and change in love. The most admired thing is they have the courage to pursue their own love, commitment and loyalty of love at that time.
Hermia"s father wants her to marry Demetrius, but she loses her heart to another young aristocrat Lysander. And Egeus feels very angry when he knows that they share a mutual affinity. He talks about the thing with the Duke of Athens and hopes that Hermia will bow to him under the law of Athens, but it not works. There is another female image Helena, Hermia"s good friend. She is very clever, pursuing her love and not giving up. Although she loved Demetrius deeply, Demetrius was infatuated with her good friend Hermia. When she learned that Hermia and Lysander will get away from here together, she said, if I have thanks, it is a dear expense: But herein mean I to enrich my pain, to have his sight thither and back again. She told Demetrius the news about Hermia, just for gaining a little reward to comfort herself. She is also to pursue love, but her heart is covered all over with cuts and bruises. Viola who is the role of the Twelfth Night is same with Helena. Both of them love deeply a person who doesn"t love herself, but there is also a difference between Helena and Viola. Duck Orsino don"t know Viola loves him, while Demetrius still don"t care about her feeling even knowing Helena loved him very much. However, whatever Demetrius do to her, which may humiliate and hurt her, she still insists on pursuing her love. Just what she expresses let Demetrius be in the wrong and Oberon have a compassion on her, so that her image is very impressive.
The most magic dream, however, the most beautiful, but love. Just as in life, it is a tragedy and also a comedy, and the dream comes across the emotion. A Midsummer Night"s Dream, on the one hand, let me feel like being in the forest, mountain flowers brilliant, beautiful scenery could not bear. On the other hand, it touches my heart deeply by the women"s courage and resolution to pursue freedom love.