A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III Quiz Review

Actors alter play by adding two prologues
Bottom sings about a cuckoo bird which symbolizes a cuckhold, a man whose wife cheats on him
An example of dramatic irony is audience knows Puck put ass-head on Bottom but characters don’t
Helena’s reaction to both Demetrius and Lysander claiming they love her thinks they are mocking her and gets upset
Oberon assumes Puck purposefully put the nectar on the wrong man’s eyes because Puck enjoys playing tricks on humans and delights in the chaos his tricks have caused
When Puck tells Oberon that Titania has fallen in love with a monster Oberon says his plan is working out better than he had planned
Helena is insecure because she knows Lysander loves Hermia, she’s been hurt by Demetrius, and she believes Hermia is more beautiful
“Cupid is a knavish lad/Thus to make poor females mad.” This line refers to the arguing and name-calling between Hermia and Helena
Hermia’s initial reaction to Lysander professing his love for Helena is confusion and not knowing what is going on
What physical trait do the women use to insult each other? height
Puck makes sure that Demetrius and Lysander don’t hurt each other by imitating the men’s voices to separate them and get them tired so they fall asleep
Who is “little, but fierce.”? Hermia
Who says, “Our sex, as well as I, may chide you for it/Though I alone feel the injury.” Helena
Who says, “Shall we their fond pageant see?/Lord, what fools these mortals be!”? Puck
Who says, “And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”? Bottom
Which element of comedy is shown in the quotes, “You see an ass-head of your own, do you? . . . I see their knavery. This is to make an ass of me, to fright me, if they could.”? Comedic language
Rebuke scold, criticize, be rude to
Brake thicket, bushy area
Enamored in love with
Knavery trickery, slyness, deceitfulness
Purge get rid of, cleanse
Pun a humorous way of using a word so that more than one meaning is suggested
Nick Bottom’s profound insights reason and love keep little company, claims he’s not wise and lost in the woods

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