Tuesday, 17 January 2012

William SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Penguin Readers, 1200 Headwords
By Paloma Vela, 1º Bachillerato EFL

Egeus, Hermia’s father, wants his daughter to marry Demetrius, but she only loves Lysander. Both are in love and they escape from Athens to be together.

Oberon is angry with his wife Titania, who doesn’t want to give him an Indian boy she promised her mother she would raise. Oberon decides to put some special flower juice on Titania’s eyelids, so that when she wakes up she’ll fall in love with the first person she sees. This way Oberon will get the Indian boy. He also uses the flower juice to help Helena, who loves Demetrius, who in turn is in love with Hermia. Finally, Lysander marries Hermia and Helena marries Demetrius. The part of the book that I liked the most was when Demetrius wakes up, sees Helena and suddenly he falls in love with her.

I liked the book very much because it is a funny and original story, although it’s a little bit complicated because there are a lot of characters and it’s difficult to know who falls in love with whom.

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