A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare and consists of four correlating plots, linked by a celebration of Theseus of Athens and the Queen of the Amazon, Hippolyta. Shakespeare makes a mockery and commendation of love as portrayed in his play.
Demetrius and Lysander feud for Hermia, daughter of Egeus, though Hermia loves only lysander, Egeus demands that she wed Demetrius, whom he has arranged for her to marry. Lysander is irrational and demands that they should elope (If thou lovest me then, Steal forth thy father’s house tomorrow night. Act 1, Scene 1, 163-166. Hermia, obviously infatuated, agrees. Helena, daughter of nedar is in love with demetrius though her feelings are not reciprocated. Demetrius finds hermia annoying and clingy. Shakespeare then ridicules this ‘relationship’ between hermia and demetrius when both Lysander and demetrius fall in love with Helena. Hermia initially believes that they are playing a cruel trick, with Helena directing it and believes that she was plotting it surreptitiously the whole time.
Oberon and Titania love each other very much and are already married, they are both strong and powerful but they have many responsibilities.When Titania goes to the aid of a dying friend, she promises to keep her son safe and healthy. This causes oberon to be jealous as titania is giving her attention to the young boy. Blinded by jealousy, Oberon orders Puck to retrieve love juice and to put it in Titania’s eyes, making her fall in love with the first living things she sees. Oberon then gives a donkey head to a weaver rehearsing a play in the woods and Bottom ( the weaver) wakes Titania due to his loud braying, making her fall deeply in love. Though Titania is unjustifiable, Bottom is quite reasonable. When Bottom says “Methinks, mistress, you should have little reason for that. And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays. The more the pity that some honest neighbors will not make them friends. Nay, I can gleek upon occasion”( Act 3, scene 2, 44-46), Titania responded with “Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful”.Which is ironic as Bottom has a donkey’s head and isn’t too bright either but Titania means it as a compliment