Analysis of the Image of the Queens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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- A midsummer night’s dream; Feminism; Shakespeare; Theater
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. The work revolves around the love story of Hermia and Lassander, who meet a series of bizarre events when they elope into the woods to rebel against the marriage Hermia’s father has arranged for Hermia. In this play, the female characters play a very important role in the story. In particular, the two queenly figures that appear in the play, characters who appear as female rulers, are important breakthroughs in the analysis of the work, the author herself and the social attitudes towards women at the time. Many scholars have previously analyzed Midsummer Night’s Dream and its female characters, but the role of the queens is still one of the few. Most of these analyses have focused on Titania, but less on the other queen of the work. This essay will analyze Shakespeare’s and sixteenth-century England’s view of women through an analysis and comparison of the personalities and commonalities of the two queens. Through the analysis and comparison of their endings, the disembodied role of the queen and the status of women in sixteenth-century England will be analyzed about the second nature of Beauvoir and the historical material.
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TY - CONF AU - Qingyu Xiao PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/14 TI - Analysis of the Image of the Queens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 170 EP - 174 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.036 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.036 ID - Xiao2022 ER -