Love and a Lack Thereof | Shakespeare I
My favorite relationship in the play (as it is more or less creepy than the Hippolyta's conquered relationship, Titania and Oberon's clashing. from Titania's #1 fairy that Titania has been having some marriage problems. Oberon replies that Titania has been fooling around on the side, too, and that. Oberon is King of the Fairies, master of Puck, and husband of Titania (in a seemingly open relationship). There are a couple of ways to read Oberon's character.
Pride, jealousy, and a need for power and acknowledgement are emotions and needs that are not controlled and thus ultimately leave them emotionally vulnerable.
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These passions are what cause Oberon to seek out his revenge which I thought to be very uncharacteristic of a king fairy. Their interaction and their passions greatly remind me of the ancient greek gods who were just as medelsome in the affairs of the humans in order to achieve a personal goal or need.
With all this said, I cannot help but wonder if Shakespeare wanted us to think about fate and the degree of which we hold agency in our own lives. I think that we can juxtapose their relationship with that of Theseus and Hippolyta and see the different roles that gender play. Her agency derives from within the male relationships that are established.
Like Hermia who is forced to obey the will of her father, so Hippolyta is forced to obey her conqueror and future husband. In the fairy world, the outskirts of the city, we see the gender roles switch. We see Titania, a queen, exerting her own agency and not obeying the male figure in her life, her husband and king. This assertion of agency causes strife within the marriage and pushes Oberon to seek retribution.
I am curious to see whether or not Hippolyta, in the real world, will have a chance at asserting her own agency as Titania does.
They understand the terms of their relationship, and they know their places.
Love and a Lack Thereof
For instance, a major obstacle that these lovers faced was that they led opposing armies to war. She was not excited about her wedding, although they stay true to each other throughout the play, and get married in the end.
He must enforce the law, but talks privately with Egeus and Demetrius I. He also offers Hermia the third option of the nunnery.
Although, Theseus is dominated by pride, he is very proud of his hunting dogs, which he insists to Hippolyta are superior to those she has seen before. Hippolyta immediately relents by holding her silence IV.
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In addition, he appreciates the mechanics effort in the play-within-a-play, and the sincerity of the ordinary people. He lets his imagination turn good people's sincere effort into a good performance. He does this with such a benevolent air that he seems condescending, and annoying to Hippolyta whom sees the play as it is, utter foolery, regardless of the effort. It is their wedding feast, and Theseus ends with at least it passed the time until bed time V,i, The strongest love seen in the play is between Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his wife Titania, Queen of the Fairies.
Over the many years that they have known each other, they have formed a strong bond with one another.