A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act IV

she is sleeping with Bottom as a donkey How is Titania humiliated at the beginning of this scene?
he pities Titania, he is planning to undo the spells and chaos he created because he has gotten the Indian boy and still loves Titania What does Oberon reveal to the audience in his speech on lines 46-70?
Oberon is talking about pitying Titania and is going to release her from the spell What is happening on lines 46-70?
no, because Oberon was easily able to manipulate/trick her Refer back to II.i 64, where we first meet Titania – the willful, strong fairy queen. Is she really that powerful and willful? Why or why not?
women in power may not actually have that much power because men try to manipulate them Through Titania, what might Shakespeare be saying about women (i.e. Elizabeth, Hippolyta, ect.) in power?
hunting, they were quarreling in Act I, but now they are happy, in love, and content Why are Theseus and Hippolyta in the woods? how might their attitudes be different than in I.i?
he answers truthfully, even though he could have lied, which reveals that Lysander is an honest and good person When asked why he was in the woods, how does Lysander answer? What does this reveal about his character?
“My love to Hermia, melted as the snow.” his love was only temporary and now it has disappeared; “seems to me now as the remembrance of an idle gaud Which in my childhood I did dote upon” – insignificant and not lasting What two similes does Demetrius use to describe his faltering love for Hermia? Explain what each means thoroughly.
My love to Hermia, melted as the snow. But, my good lord, I wot not by what power (But by some power it is), my love to Hermia, Melted as the snow, seems to me now… state the simile
seems to me now As the remembrance of an idle gaud Which in my childhood I did dote upon seems to me now As the remembrance of an idle gaud Which in my childhood I did dote upon; And all the faith, the virtue of my heart, Is only Helena… state the simile
“But like a sickness did I loathe this food.” – when you’re sick, you don’t want to eat even though you know it’s good for you, but when you’re healthy, you do want to eat. Helena=food What simile and metaphor does Demetrius use to describe his love for Helena? Explain thoroughly.
But like a sickness did I loathe this food. To her, my lord, Was I betroth’d ere I saw Hermia; But like a sickness did I loathe this food. But, as in health come to my natural taste, Now I do wish it, love it, long for it…. state the simile/metaphor
to let the lovers marry who they want to marry, because he doesn’t want to kill anyone on his wedding day What is Theseus’ decision? Why does he change his mind and suddenly “overbear” Egeus’ will?
“And I have found Demetrius, like a jewel, mine own, and not mine own.” – when you’re married to someone, they are yours because you love each other but they also aren’t yours because they still have their own self What simile does Helena use to describe her newfound love? Explain it thoroughly.
still at rehearsal, fell asleep at rehearsal, others snuck off while he was sleeping, everything as a donkey was a dream What is Bottom’s reaction when he awakes? What does he think has happened?
mixes up his senses: eyes hearing, ears seeing, hands tasting, tongues thinking, hearts talking What is comical about Bottom’s speech, lines 210-214?
Bottom mixes up his senses and thinks about writing a song about his “dream” What is happening on lines 210-214?
Athens, Peter Quince’s house (order and reason) Where does scene two take place?
they think they won’t be able to do the play if Bottom doesn’t show up because they think he is a great actor and that nobody else in the world can play Pyramus What are the reactions of the other mechanicals when Bottom does not show up? How do they view him?
paramour (someone cheating on their lover) instead of paragon (model of excellence), courageous instead of auspicious (favorable) List two malapropisms that the mechanicals make.
they will perform it for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding, their play was preferred What is to become of the mechanicals’ play at the end of scene two?
falling action, because the climax has already happened and the events are setting up for a resolution In diagramming the plot of this play, what function does this act serve? Explain.
obsession dotage
friendship amity
humorous distortion of a word malapropism

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