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AMND13 Light and darkness in A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Luciano Fernández and Andrés Piñeiro. IES Pedro Floriani, Redondela, Interdepartamental Project 2015-16. Department of Philosophy, Department of English

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AMND13 Light and Darkness

  1. 1. 1ºBach. B
  2. 2. Andrés Piñeiro Lage Luciano González Van Gent
  3. 3. Index : Introduction Allegory of Plato's cave Night & Darkness Day & Light The characters
  4. 4. Introduction: Light and day are symbols of reason and knowledge. Night and darkness are symbols of passion and instinct. As two sides of the same reality, they symbolize the interdependence of reason and passion
  5. 5. Allegory of Plato’s Cave Plato said that we are prisoners in a cave and we only see the shadows of objects, not the real things. When we will be freed, going out of the cave, we´ll see all the truth to lead us out of the dark and into the day. The outside of cave means science and reason. But in the play the light and darkness change their meanings, light is oppression and darkness is freedom.
  6. 6. Night & Darkness At the night of the play there are the instincts and chaos of the forest, but also the solution to all the love problems. This happens in the nature. The wood is the place outside the town where the laws don't apply.
  7. 7. At the day of the play there are the law and order of Athens, but also confusion because there was a loving disorder. This happens in the town. Day & Light
  8. 8. The characters Hippolyta and Theseus and Titania and Oberon are mirrored couples. Opposite sides of the same themes like the light and the darkness. The feelings of the characters are too deep for be in the parameters of the reason, while the light limits them, creates orden.

AMND13 Light and darkness in A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Luciano Fernández and Andrés Piñeiro. IES Pedro Floriani, Redondela, Interdepartamental Project 2015-16. Department of Philosophy, Department of English

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