The Forest In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The twelfth century was an ideal time for Shakespeare to write his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream because of the setting of Greece at this point in history. The government played a major role in the twisted love affairs throughout this play by having the royal have so much power over who marries who. Shakespeare also enlightens the mystical tone for the play by implementing Greek Gods and Goddesses. Also by including fairies, making it evident that the forest is the perfect setting for Shakespeare's fairy story as it fits Elizabethan custom. Although he chose to deter from commonly held customs and create a more lovable fairy character. One must also keep in mind the type of education Shakespeare received and how that altered his way of writing.