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8. Motifs: Opposites attract. Or do they just contrast?

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare, 1600
Famous for: Quarreling lovers, mischievous fairies, and a guy who’s a real, um, donkey.

60sR looked. We really did. But search as we did, we couldn’t find the word “opposite” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Not once! Why the obsession? Because, in this play, opposites are everywhere. Helena is tall, while Hermia is short. Titania is beautiful, while Bottom is rather hideous. And all that repetition is what makes contrast a motif in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A 60second Recap®.

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