Analyzing the Fairy Queen from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
People’s emotions usually control how they act.
People cannot control their own fate.
There is magic in the world.
Connecting to the Character
While Titania may be a fictional, mythical character, I find that she is extremely relatable. Titania's confidence and resolve to keep her promises are character traits that I aspire to maintain. In vowing the protect the Indian boy, Titania exemplifies the importance of keeping oaths and honoring promises. Had Oberon not intervened in Titania's life magically, she would have continued to protect the boy without hesitation. This unwavering desire to remain honorable and true are traits that all people should strive to achieve.
Although Titania may posses admirable qualities, her almost mad love for Bottom is one characteristic that I do not wish to inherit. The fact that she falls in love with a half-human donkey creature is admittedly odd. However, her love-struck euphoria causes an inability to realize when she has taken her romance too far. Titania is so desperately in love that she does not even react when Oberon asks her for the Indian boy. She simply releases the child to Oberon without question or concern. While this tragic deception may be exaggerated and fictional, Titania's hopelessly romantic focus on Bottom is similar to that of many love-sick women in modern society. I have known quite a few people who have become so enamored by the existence of their new love that they cease to function properly in other areas of their lives. This dependence on a partner is echoed in Titania's actions when she is unable, even for a second, to avert her attention from Bottom in order to save the child. For these reasons, I urge people not to jump into relationships like Titania's.