Magic is Weird

Titania's Mix Tape

Theme: Magic Causes Confusion

In A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare, the playwright argues that magic leads to confusion; either resulting in what you want (if you used magic), or losing track of everything that happened while under the influence of a spell.
Fall Out Boy - Immortals (From "Big Hero 6")

Track One: Immortals by Fall Out Boy

"but we don't have to be"

At the beginning of "A Midsummer Night Dream" Titania is denying her husband, Oberon, and keeping an Indian boy. She would listen to this right before denying her husband so she could have the strength to do anything. This further deepens the theme by showing how magical relationships are confusing, not just magic itself. At this time, woman weren't even considered citizens and it must have taken a lot of guts to stand up to Oberon, the king of the fairies. I think this song would have really helped her in knowing she could do anything.

Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32

Track Two: The Planets, Op. 32 by Gustav Holst

After we hear Titania and Oberon's first argument Titania storms off to get some sleep. At this moment I could only imagine the contrast of emotions going through her and I think this song embodies these emotions and would help her calm down. I think this song shows how confused she is inside of herself right now, showing so many emotions all at once. This song is one of my favorites ever but you don't have to listen to the entire thing. I still would appreciate it greatly if you did and you should, just to know what I mean, listen to some of each section.
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There? (With Lyrics)

Track Three: Is There Anybody Out There by Pink Floyd

"Is there anybody out there."

I think this song is directed towards Titania while she sleeps, especially after the flower's juices are dropped in her eyes. She is looking for someone out there, someone the flower's magic would make her love. This song is very weird and confusing, just as the character would feel at this moment. As I said, magic causes confusion, and this song really embodies that confused state.

Bob Marley - Is This Love (lyrics)

Track Four: Is This Love by Bob Marley and the Wailers

"every day and every night."

This song is completely directed towards Bottom, after she sees him. She's saying she will love him wholeheartedly every day and every night for the rest of her life. This causes an insane amount of confusion because Titania doesn't actually love Bottom. She essentially just said I will love you forever while her real self never loved him at all. That is very confusing.

Queen - Love Of My Life (Lyrics)

Track Five: Love Of My Life by Queen

"you don't know what it means to me."

This song is about losing the love of her life and I think Titania would listen to this song while contemplating what would happen if Bottom said no to her love. At this moment she would do anything just for Bottom's love, just because her love is fake. She couldn't imagine life without him and is scared he won't know how much he means to her, just like the quote. She is scared and confused that she would lose Bottom, and this all came from some magic.

Don't stop me now - Queen- Lyrics

Track Six: Don't stop Me Now by Queen

"I don't want to stop at all"

I think Titania would listen to this song before going to bed that night. She would feel like her day had been the best ever and she wanted the rest of her life to be just like that with Bottom. The problem is she doesn't really love Bottom. The magic caused that. In the end, Bottom must be so confused that the person who gave all her being to hime the day before just left. His heart may be broken.

Queen -- Bohemian Rhapsody with lyrics

Track Seven: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

"Is this just fantasy."

This is the song Oberon would play to her while lifting the spell instead of singing the song he did in the book. It would plant the seeds of a false world in her mind and make her believe what just happened was a dream. This song confuses her because what she experienced in really life, her brain now thinks is a dream. Imagine waking up one morning and believing you never did anything the past day, and today is yesterday. It would be incredibly confusing.

Suddenly Seymour

Track Eight Suddenly Seymour by Rick Moranis

"standing beside me"

This song Titania would listen to while looking back at the moment she saw Oberon beside her when she woke from the spell. It was a relief to wake from a magic induced fantasy where she loved Bottom, and the first person she saw was Oberon. She immediately thought that Oberon helped her through a rough night and was amazing. She then really appreciated Oberon. This is very confusing because she didn't love Oberon before this "dream" and now she does. She is confused by this and asks for an explanation.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (With Lyrics)

Track Nine: Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who

"We won't get fooled again."

I believe Titania would listen to this song while hearing Oberon tell the story of what happened. She feels outraged that she was fooled into giving Oberon the boy and this song helps her feel that anger. She is so confused because her brain says it was all a dream but she believes Oberon's side of the story. She doesn't know who is right and her mind is at war with itself.

Queen - Good Company (Lyrics)

Track Ten: Good Company by Queen

"Keep good company"

This is the song Titania would listen to while contemplating this entire experience. She realizes that all that happened was in the past and she just has to stay with the people she likes. Titania would still listen to this song today so that she can control her anger against some of her accomplices and she always can think of them as good company. By now she is trying to get over her confusion of the past day, and this is her way of staying sane. And to think all this confusion came from a single flower.