This product contains 9 thoughtful essay prompts for A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, all perfect for a 5 paragraph essay or a short open response for a test (I have used them in both ways). A detailed rubric is also included.
Here is an example of a prompt:
Although A Midsummer Night’s Dream is categorized as one of Shakespeare’s comedies, much has been written about the darker side of this play including some of terrible ways the characters treat one another. Identify three separate instances in which the play is dark and discuss why each instance could be considered tragic.
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