Question: In The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare portrays man in connection with the supernatural. What is the principal difference between the plays so far as they relate to this subject?
Answer: It is accurately summarised by Victor Hugo as follows "A Midsummer Night's Dream depicts
the action of the invisible world on man; The Tempest symbolizes the action of man on the invisible world."
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Fleming, William H. How to Study Shakespeare. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1898. Shakespeare Online. 10 Aug. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/thetempest/questionst/midsandtempest.html >.