A Midsummer Night's Dream

what are various motifs in Midsummer night's dream?

Trace the motif of flower through the play?

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I always thought the flower to be more of a symbol than a motif. The love potion is made from the juice of a flower that was struck with one of Cupid’s misfired arrows; it is used by the fairies to wreak romantic havoc throughout Acts II, III, and IV. Because the meddling fairies are careless with the love potion, the situation of the young Athenian lovers becomes increasingly chaotic... THere is a great article on motifs in this play which I will include below in the source-link.


http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/msnd/themes.html http://sites.duke.edu/midsummer/category/analysis/motifs/