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Book Cover Assessment For Shakespeare's Plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream" And "Merchant Of Venice"

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In "Merchant of Venice", the problem towards Antonio occurs due to bad weather at the sea which eventually causes his ships to be delayed which allowed him to exceed the limit of three months to pay his debts back to Shylock. Antonio, whose money and other properties are in different ships as a trader, has to give a pound of his flesh to Shylock. As in the harbor in the picture, the setting of the play is well represented. For instance, the boats correspond to the ships that carry Antonio's merchandise overseas to other cities. Also, the white hall symbolizes the court where the bond between Shylock and Antonio is being decided; whether Antonio would have to give a pound of his flesh or not. At first, the Duke is not able to influence Shylock ...view middle of the document...

This picture should be the book cover for the play Merchant of Venice because it has lots of implications about the setting and the characteristics of main characters of the play are well displayed in the picture.In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", fight of love among people takes place throughout the story in the forest. Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius try to seek for their own love in the woods. Even though the seriousness of love is relatively high, they get the relax they need between their hard work. Moreover, this picture represents one of the themes in the play- power of love can overcome any interference power on its way. For instance, the picture shows that one want to achieve land and food in his land but he is interfered by the force that he would like to have some rest for the time being; however, he is going to resume working for his own desires to satisfy himself. Like the picture, relationship of love is interfered between the four main characters. Their love get involved with one another, but the power of love had put them back into their real love by turning down other interactions to the relationship. Also, the house represents the place for comfort and the goals each character has. In a house, one can do whatever he would like to do and everyone desires to have their own house. In the play, each character wants to find their true love in the woods while they would like to take their time off relaxing. The bright sky indicates hope for all four characters that in the end they will get to find the true person they like. This picture should be used as the book cover for the play A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has many significant ideals that stand for the play.

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