Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare



I started a reading program during my recuperation.

I finished A Midsummer Night’ Dream as I enjoyed the morning in bed. I chose this book because my Middle Daughter was studying it in her Language Arts class and we read the first scene together.

She ran off to finish it with her classmates and teacher while I struggled behind. It was a difficult read for me 60% of the time. The parts where I caught on were like a joyous dance, “Hey I am getting this!”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play within a play. The plot revolves around a love pyramid of four young Athenians: Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius and Helena. It took me awhile to get this pyramid straight but it got more confusing once the fairy king got involved with his own problems which he tried to rectify with magic love juice.

This story is a classic love comedy with enthralling twists for any age and era. I especially like the fact that I read it because of my 16 year old. She wrote, as a class project, a journal from Helena’s perspective. I can’t wait to read it.

11 comments:

Sarah Beth said...

Happy April Fool's! Glad to see you back in the blogosphere!

rdl said...

Sounds good!! Was so excited when i saw the little aterik next to your blog on my blogroll.
Welcome back, we've missed you!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

sounds interesting -- I'm not getting the photo - did you take it off?

mompoet said...

Welcome back Carol! What a lovely (and funny) metaphor for your recovery in a story of shifting perceptions. I hope your awakening is good, and all of the creatures around you provide the encouragement you need. You know that we, your blog fairies are always good and kind and true!
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Kai C. said...

i couldn't see ithe pic.

sounds liike a
cool book
hope you're well
hugs!

wandi said...

Hey Carol, could not see the photo. Missed you though. Blessings to you girl. Glad to have you back.

Muhd Imran said...

Welcome back!

Hope you had a restful recovery and ready for blogosphere again.

Shakespeare killed my grades when I was in school... unlike you, I had to say "I didn't get it!"

It will be interesting indeed to read your daughter's take on the story.

Have many more great days of peaceful and happy times.

Anonymous said...

I have read that! :)

Sarah Beth said...

my sister just had a paper due on this work ... i wished i would have read it so i could have been helpful!

Pocket said...

Nice site…glad I found you!
Look forward to reading more posts…

Italia said...

I am a big fan of Shakespeare's works, this is one of my favorite works by Shakespeare I recommend it to everyone.