Today we’re going to talk about Midsummer.
- The role of doubles/foils
- Shakespeare’s view of romantic love
- The humor techniques used in the play-within-a-play
- Shakespeare’s use of motifs
On that last one, I’m going to give you a motif chart and set you the task of tracking 2 motifs through the play for when you arrive tomorrow. Then I’m going to ask you to write a lab book entry discussing what that motif is doing in the play. Why is it there? What does it accomplish? What message does it send?