Good day people. I am back again with one more book review as I already informed you there will be 16 book reviews this month on alternate days. So this will be a busy month for me. From next month I also have exams so that will be a quiet month. I am planning some author interviews for February and March and also working on getting some free time to start watching TV as I can barely watch it. So on this note, let’s start this post, shall we???
This is the Read8ber Readathon’s book 3. This is a classic novel filled with dialogues and old language so I couldn’t read it without having a headache. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiment but these are my honest opinions. if any of you have a good version of this book that is easy to read and explains more of the story with lesser dialogues then do tell me. I would love to buy it. Please don’t get offended by this post. These are just my opinions.
Author: William Shakespeare.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy Fiction.
Chapter: V Acts.
Pages: 181 pages.
Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 1905 (exact date not given).
Traditionally seen as one of Shakespeare’s more romantic and enchanting plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has more recently been seen as a darker and more sinister play than generations of schoolchildren have ever imagined. The play has usually been seen as a comical tale with confused identities and the fickleness of youthful love, as the young lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena escape parental control and the “sharp Athenian law” of their elders by eloping into the forest outside the city. Unfortunately they stumble into civil war in fairyland, where King Oberon and Queen Titania fight over possession of a beautiful young Indian “changeling” boy. The appearance of the “rude mechanicals”, a group of Athenian workers, including the weaver Nick Bottom, compounds the confusion. Chaos, confusion and “shaping fantasies” reign before the final settlement of the play, but underneath all the hilarity many critics have discerned more ambivalent attitudes towards coercive parental control, bestial sexuality and the destructive power of desire. These approaches in no way detract from the exquisite lyricism of many sections of the play, but make it a more complex and effective comedy than has often been appreciated. –Jerry Brotton
Google: 🌟79% liked this book🌟.
Amazon: 🌟4.5/5 Stars🌟.Taken from the respective sources.
What should I even say about this book??? I did not like it is not something I can say because I did not understand it. This novel was a dialogue. It had all the characters come and tell their lines and leave. When I first told my friend that I will be reading this book, she told me jokingly that I should keep a dictionary beside me to read and understand this book. I didn’t understand anything at all especially because it was written in a dialogue format. I wanted to dump the book at that instance but as it was for the read8ber, I did not dump it and I can’t tell you if you will like this book or not but this opinion is mine and I hope you all understand that. I know this is more like a rant than a review but I have nothing to review as I didn’t get the book. So in short overall…I hated this book as it wasted my time and made me sleepy.
So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this review. I will be back soon with one more review and hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…
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