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Questions about the comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.

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Does Hippolyta love Theseus in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"

In Act 1, Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus and Hippolyta speak about the four days before their marriage. THESEUS: Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace. Four happy days ...
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In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", do opposites attract?

In Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, do opposites attract? or do similars attract? What evidence is there either way? I thought about how the characters are opposites in many ways, ...
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Context of "swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow"?

I go, I go; look how I go, Swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow. -- Puck, Act III Scene II, A Midsummer Night's Dream This is a well-known line from a Shakespeare play, but did Shakespeare ...
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The meaning of "Lovers' Food"

This question is regarding a dialogue of Hermia in Scene 1 of Act 1 of 'The Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare where she mentions, "From lovers' food till morrow deep midnight." Please ...
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What does Hippolyta mean by "More witnesseth than fancy’s images"?

What does Hippolyta mean in this speech from Act V Scene I of A Midsummer Night's Dream? But all the story of the night told over, And all their minds transfigured so together, More witnesseth ...
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How did Theseus woo Hippolyta by doing her injuries?

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus tells Hippolyta: THESEUS: Hippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword And won thy love doing thee injuries, But I will wed thee in another key, With pomp, with triumph,...
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