A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1 Quotes

1.1.2-4 Quote: “Four happy days bring in Another moon; but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes!” Said by: TheseusSaid to: HippolytaImportance: Theseus is excited to marry Hippolyta.*many forms of love.
1.1.7-8 Quote: “Four days will quickly steep themselves in night, Four nights will quickly dream away the time; Said by: HippolytaSaid to: TheseusImportance: Hippolyta is not excited to marry Theseus since she is already powerful.
1.1.47-50 Quote: “To you your father should be as a god, One that composed your beauties; yea, and one To whom you are but as a form in wax By him imprinted Said by: TheseusSaid to: HermiaImportance: He is trying to convince Hermia to marry Demetrius.
1.1.69-72 Quote: “it you yield not to your father’s choice, You can endure the livery of a nun, For aye to be in shady cloister mewed, To live a barren sister all your life,” Said by: TheseusSaid to: HermiaImportance: Theseus tells Hermia her options, gives her no choice.
1.1.201 Quote: “None, but your beauty: would that fault were mine!” Said by: HelenaSaid to: HermiaImportance: Helena is #totesjelly of Hermia, shows Helena’s jealousy, weak female.
1.2.52-53 Quote: “An° I may hide my face, let me play Thisby too,” Said by: BottomSaid to: QuinceImportance: It shows Bottom’s over-confident character.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Said by: LysanderSaid to: HermiaImportance: Although their love is forbidden, it is true and worth pursuing.
“I must confess that I have heard so much, And with Demetrius thought to have spoke therof; But, being overfull of self-affairs,My mind did lose it,” Said by: TheseusSaid to: LysanderImportance: Theseus already knew what Demetrius had done to Helena.
“But in this kind, wanting your father’s voice, The other must be held worthier” Said by: TheseusSaid to: HermiaImportance: Even though Hermia loves Lysander, she needs to honor his opinion above all others.
“I do entreat your Grace to pardon me. I know not by what power I am made bold, Nor how it may concern my modesty… But I beseech your Grace that I may know The worst that may befall me in this case If I refuse to wed Demetrius.” Said by: HermiaSaid to: TheseusImportance: Hermia wants to know the consequences of refusing to marry Demetrius.
“Either to die the death, or to abjureForever the society of men.” Said by: TheseusSaid to: HermiaImportance: If Hermia marries Lysander, she will be put to death or abjure.
“Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires,Know if your youth, examine well your blood” Said by: TheseusSaid to: HermiaImportance: Hermia should reconsider her decision and remember her family throughout her process of choosing.
“If then true lovers have been ever crossed, It stands as an edict in destiny. Then let us teach our trual patience Because it is a customary cross, As due to love as thoughts and dreams and sighs, Wishes and tears, poor fancy’s followers.” Said by: HermiaSaid to: Lysander
“There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee; And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue us. If thou lovest me, then Steal forth thy father’s house tomorrow night, and in the wood a league without the town” Said by: LysanderSaid to: Hermia
“Let me play the lion too” Said by: BottomSaid to: Quince
“Your buskined mistress and your warrior love, To Theseus, must be wedded, and you come To give their bed joy and prosperity?” Said by: TitaniaSaid to: Oberon

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