Reviews of Classics Books A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare
Review by: Jessie B.
Connecticut, Grade 11
Something that intrigued me about this book was the fact that it was all like a dream, like nothing really made much logical sense and was kind of weird. For instance, one of the fairies transforms a man so that he has the head of a donkey. I liked the abstract concepts and strange dreamlike imagery.
The only thing I liked about this book was the strange dreamlike imagery. I enjoyed the imagery because it was unique and different. I also liked the play inside of this play, the tale of Pyramus and Thisbee. I had read that before and it was familiar to me, so I knew what to expect and that helped me understand what was going in the book. Otherwise I didnít really like this book all that much, I found it confusing and very hard to read. Not only is the language hard to understand, as is all Shakespeare, but the love triangles are extremely hard to keep track of. At the end of the book I had no clue who was in love with who. There was so many characters who all were in love with different people. I didnít really like reading this book because I had to put so much effort into translating the text into normal everyday English and then I had to decipher what was even going on in the story.