A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream question

Act 1
Kyle Keller Kyle May 23, 2018 06:59AM
This book has been confusing but I have been able to understand a little bit of it. So far we learned about Hermia's problem with love. Hermia has the same problem as Juliet but the consequences are far worse for Hermia. She has to marry a man she doesn't love or she will be killed. Do you think her father is doing whats right for her or being a jerk?

I think it's hard for us to judge her father because of the modern times we live in. Many countries today do not arrange marriages; however, during Shakespeare's days they did this regularly, particularly in upper-class families. Death is going a bit far; maybe a nunnery or a banishment is a better punishment if she refuses. I am a huge Shakespeare fan, especially Midsummer, so I am just geeking out here lol.

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