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A major theme topic in this play is the idea of appearance versus reality.

What are dreams and what is truly real? What is imagination and what is truth? Which of the following lines could NOT be used to support that idea?


Methinks I see these things with parted eye,
When everything seems double.


And we fairies, that do run
By triple Hecate's team
From the presence of the sun,
Following darkness like a dream,
Now are frolic.


If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended:
That you have but slumb'red here,
While these visions did appear.


The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.


If we imagine no worse of them than they of themselves, they may pass for excellent men.

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