A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ Act 1

Theseus “Hippolyta, I woo’d thee with my sword. And won thy love doing thee injuries.”
Egeus “Full of vexation come I with complaintAgainst my child, my daughter Hermia.”
Lysander “The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Helena “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
Flute “Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming.”
Bottom “We will meet, and there may we rehearse most obscenely and courageously.”
Hippolyta and Theseus Who is getting married in four days?
Egeus Who is Hermia’s father?
Demetrius Who does Egeus want his daughter to marry?
Marry Demetrius, be killed, or become a nun What are Hermia’s three options for her future?
the woods to elope Where are Lysander and Hermia escaping to and why?
The wedding in four days By when must Hermia make up her mind concerning her future?
to comfort Helena by the fact that Demetrius can be hers again Why do Lysander and Hermia tell Helena their plans?
She wants to gain his trust and make him love her again Why does Helena tell Demetrius of Lysander and Hermia’s plans?
Bottom Who is the actor who thinks he is the greatest in his troupe and wants to play all the parts?
the woods Where are the actors meeting the following night?
epithet Makes the definition more important than it is- why is Flute, the bellows-mender? How does it relate to the play and Shakespeare?
stichomythia verbal fencing between characters with brief line-for-line parallel structures
Phoebe Associated with the moon- symbol of chastity
malaproprism (noun)An unconscious and usually ludicrous misuse of a word

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