Love in Midsummer Night's Dream Essay examples
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What is love? Love is a very powerful emotion! Love is something that can come at any time in your life. It can appear in any way, shape, or form. In the famous play “Midsummer Night's Dream,” by William Shakespeare, love is a major theme that affects many people and causes many challenges. In order for love to conquer these challenges one needs to stay true to their love, they may need the help of some magic, and must be persistent. Staying true to one's love is so very important when one believes in their true love with every fibre of their being. Hermia and Lysander are so in love that nothing else seems to matter. They want to be together at all costs and they will not let anything get in their way, this is true especially for…show more content…
His resolution is that they run away together and elope in a city just out of Athens. They believe everything will resolve itself easily so that they will never have to worry again or experience the pain of being apart! This may have gotten them out of the situation for now, but they are still at risk of getting caught. But for them, they did not care. They were going to be together at any cost. Their true love was going to come true, even if it caused them immeasurable amounts of trouble if they got caught. Although one might feel that true love does not exist, these two believe in it and that it's magic power will conquer over all the consequences coming their way no matter what the consequences may be. True love is a great thing to have but sometimes magic needs to play an important part. The magic in the play altered many relationships and caused a lot of chaos, but none were affected more than Helena and Demetrius. The fairies decide that it would be better if they attempt to alter their relationship, “A sweet Athenian lady is in love/ With a disdainful youth. Anoint his eyes,/ But do it when the next thing he espies/ May be the lady. Thou shalt know the man/ By the Athenian garments he hath on./ Effect it with some care, that he may prove/ More fond on her than she upon
Now when asked to answer the question on “HOW” the minorities that are discriminated in today’s allegedly ‘advanced’ human civilizations will reach their goals, I would first refer to the Mahatma Gandhi saying : ”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi“.
At the end of the day, most great leaders all eventually conquered their opponent with Love : the Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama or even Atta Turk…
Let this LOVE be expressed to your people but also to your opponents, even discriminating on you and abusing the power they have seized.
The love to all human beings as we are all the same at the end of the day, all simply and so desperately human, in all our right and wrong deeds and thoughts.
Acting between adults, members of political parties or colleagues with the deep understanding of why our structured actions for equality and respect of diversity are right and our persistency will eventually prevail.
This inner sense of justice that we express with our sayings, writing and actions, that keeps us pushing at the door of each discrimination, brings changes in the world.
This may be done the same way we repeatedly teach our children : without even thinking of any act of violence.
This with the only exceptions of evil regimes as the Nazis in the 30’s that offered no other option than violent wars with the outstanding determination that our great leaders, soldiers and entire population, including germans, showed. There are still evil regimes nowadays that have to be fought by retaliation or to free the oppressed but most battles will happen inside our so called “democratic” societies that may as well be called “slowly-evolving-towards-justice” human groups.
Laws and government will play a role but maybe not as much as public opinions driven by minority influence groups and the ‘third-sector’ : associations like Jump, Rock The Street, Wallstreet or ‘Pour la solidarité’,…
This being said, reason and intelligence also find their place in minorities’ victories and successes and as it appears that the 21st century civilization is based on science and technology, thus businesses, referring to and using scientific and management theories that foster diversity and creativity in an increasingly changing world economy, may prove more successful.
E.g. The “Dissent Stimulates Divergent Thinking” Theory has been applied to at least 2 important areas in organizations. GROUP CREATIVITY: Groups who think divergently are able to generate more novel and original ideas and ultimately come up with more creative solutions. A foundation for understanding innovation. GROUP DECISION MAKING Decision making groups often “rush” toward a premature agreement without considering all the available alternatives. Therefore, minority influence can improve the quality of group decision making by leading a group to consider more alternatives prior to making a decision…
Simply put, there is ample evidence that when women are able to develop their full labor market potential, there can be significant macroeconomic gains (see the I M F S T A F F D I S C U S S I O N on Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains fromGender Equity : http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2013/sdn1310.pdf“).
Why add a gender or color skin or other non-business related attributes to corporate or business titles ? If we only look at the C-level, why should one define him or herself as a male or female/black, white or asian chief executive officer (CEO), chief operations officer (COO), and chief financial officer (CFO)?
The last question I want to ask when it comes to fostering Equality & Respect and full use of Diversity as a Strength is another Gandhi’s one : “How can I be the change I want to see in the world ?”