A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Setting Athens in Midsummer
Theme Love/Marriage, Order and Disorder
Theseus Duke of Athens who defeated the Amazonians and therefore now engaged with Hippolyta and represents power and order
Hippolyta Former Queen of Amazons, defeated by Theseus and therefore engaged to him and represents power and order
Demetrius Loves Hermia initially but then loves Helena
Lysander Loves Helena initially but then loves Hermia
Helena Loved Demetrius but then is in a relationship with Lysander, Thinks abut the nature of love, due to not being in the love circle, and thinks Lysander is mocking her and her looks when he declares love
Hermia Loves Lysander but is threatened with death mainly or becoming a nun by Egeus (he wants Hermia to marry Demetrius), but due to Puck’s love potion, she gets into a conflict with Helena when Lysander and Demetrius loves her
Oberon King of Fairies/Immortals who is initially at odds with his wife, Titania, because she refuses to relinquish control of a young Indian prince whom he wants for a knight. Oberon’s desire for revenge on Titania leads him to send Puck for the love potion
Titania Queen of the Fairies/Immortals who resists the attempts of her husband, Oberon, to make a knight of the young Indian prince that she has been given and who briefly loves Nick bottom due to Puck’s love potion
Puck/Robin Goodfellow Mischievous and Prankster Fairy who mistakes Lysander for Demetrius, causing chaos within the lovers quartet and also transforms Nick Bottom’s head into an arse/ass (donkey) which also Titania loves Bottom due to Puck’s love potion from Oberon
Peter Quince CARPENTER and Leader of the Mechanicals who tries to organize the performance of Pyramus and Thisbe
Nick Bottom WEAVER who is over confident and foolishly arrogant and therefore wants to play every part in Pyramus and Thisbe but is forced to only do Pyramus and his head is transformed to an arse/ass/donkey head by Puck
Francis Flute BELLOWS-MENDER who plays Thisbe in Pyramus and Thisbe in a high voice
Tom Snout TINKER who plays Wall in Pyramus and Thisbe
Robin Starveling TAILOR who plays Moonshine in Pyramus and Thisbe
Snug JOINER who plays Lion in Pyramus and Thisbe
Philostrate Organizer of the entertainment for the Theseus’s marriage celebration
Lysander’s Plan Run away w/ Hermia to his Auntie’s House
The Flower Hit with Cupid’s Arrow, you can make a love potion from its nectar
How does Puck fix his mistake? Make the forest foggy and mimic their voices
What happens when Titania and Oberon fight? Natural disasters and severe weather
Why is the Indian boy important tom Titania and Oberon? Titania has a promise to keep and Oberon wants to keep the boy so Titania would pay attention to him
Why does Hermia feel that Helena is being the “loved” one? Because Helena is taller and fairer
Why does Helena feel she is a joke? Because Demetrius and Lysander declared love to her.

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