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What fools these mortals be Why Should I Care

Why Should I Care?

We're betting you've been totally head over heels for someone before. And isn't it crazy how quickly that same person can annoy you? That's exactly what this quote is getting at. Above all else, A Midsummer Night's Dream explores the nature of romantic love—its fickleness, its unpredictability, and its total insanity.

The conclusion?

The pursuit of love has the capacity to make us irrational and foolish. In the play, magic love juice causes characters to fall erratically in and out of love with one another. Puck sees how irrational and fleeting love can be with the humans. But instead of wondering about the power of the love juice, he blames it all on the fact that they are just human.

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