The play opens in the palace of Theseus, Duke of Athens. Theseus is a mythical Greek hero. He is about to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, a mythical race of women-warriors. Hermia’s father, Egeus, comes before the Duke to ask that she be punished by law for disobeying him. Hermia wants to marry Lysander and Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius. The law he asks to be invoked provides that she die or
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that they are alike, and each have differences. Their personalities, relationships with others, and their roles in society, have similarities and differences, just like anybody else with an identity would be. But a good question is, if both of these rulers be able to survive in today's world? Would their decisions be supported by the modern society that we live in? The beauty of Shakespeare is that his message is timeless, and forever will be.