- In ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 200610027 Han Hye Min. LIBERATION FROM SUPPRESSED DESIRE IN A DREAM. CONTENTS. Hidden desires in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Hermia & Lysander - Titania & Bottom How these desires realize - Bottom / Titania
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- Hermia & Lysander
- Titania & Bottom
- Bottom / Titania
in a dream
Hermia says ;
“But, gentle friend, for love and courtesy
Lie further off; in humane modesty. (2.2.56,57)
Dream : shows her inner sexual desire
According to Freud - crawling snake from her
breast means her subconscious sexual desire.
ass : strong sexual power
(suppressed by Oberon)
“Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.
Fairies, be gone, and be all ways away.
So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Gently entwist; the female ivy so
Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.
O, how I love thee! How I dote on thee!" (4.1.40-45)
: many Suppressions
Bot. Where’s Peaseblossom?
Bot. Scratch my head, Peaseblossom. Where’s Mouncobwb?
Bot. MounsieurCobweb, good mounsieur, get you your
Weapons in your hand, and kill me a red-hipped
Humble-bee on the top of a thistle; and good mounsieur,
bring me the honey-bag. . .
- The moment of realizing desire to audiences.
he helps us to realize our desire.
Even very short liberation from desire, it has great positive effect on our lives and makes our daily lives happier and more plentiful.