Love And Fancy
Love and Fancy
The difference in the words love and fancy can lead to many contrasts when they are brought about in a story. In this case, we have two books, A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Canterbury Tales from which we extract our examples. These two books show many cases where love is expressed, like Lysander and Hermia, from A Midsummer Nights Dream. They also show how fancy can take over a relationship like The Wife of Bath and her three “rich, old husbands,” from The Canterbury Tales.
One of the truest loves we encounter in these two novels comes from Lysander and Hermia. Even as Hermias father, Egeus, forbade their love, they held onto their true feelings for each other. Lysander stood for what his heart told him, by questioning both, Egeus and The Duke Theseus. “I am, my lord, as well derived as he, As well possessed; my love is more than his; (If not with vantage) as Demetrius; And which is more than all these boasts can be, I am beloved of beauteous Hermia.” (Pg. 7) Egeus wanted his daughter to marry Demetrius, even though Hermia did not love him or envy him
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