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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Power of Love

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Oberon describes the love juice as a powerful potion:

The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid Will make man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees. (2.1.8)

The juice works and wreaks havoc on those in the woods.

Which line from the play would support this changeability theme Shakespeare puts forth for love?

A

For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth;

B

Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
Making it momentary as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;

C

If then true lovers have been ever cross'd,
It stands as an edict in destiny:
Then let us teach our trial patience,
Because it is a customary cross,

D

Demetrius loves your fair:
O happy fair!

E

O, teach me how you look, and with what art
You sway the motion of Demetrius' heart.