A Midsummer Night’s Dream character list

Theseus Duke of Athens Who is marrying Hippolyta as the play begins. He decrees that Hermia must marry Demetrius or be sentenced either to death or to life in a convent.
Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons She is engaged to Theseus. they used to be enemy’s and she voices her opinion.
Lysander Hermia’s beloved. Egeus does not approve of Lysander, though we don’t know why. Lysander claims to be Demetrius’ equal, and the play supports this claim.
Demetrius He is in love with Hermia, and her father’s choice of a husband for her.He once loved Helena but has cruelly abandoned her before the play begins. Not only does he reject Helena’s deep love for him, but he vows to hurt, even rape, her if she doesn’t leave him alone.
Hermia Although she loves Lysander, her father insists she marry Demetrius or be put to death for disobedience of his wishes.
Helena She is the cruelly abused lover of Demetrius. Before the play begins, he has abandoned her in favor of Hermia. Helena doesn’t understand the reason for his switch in affection, because she is as beautiful as Hermia. Desperate to win him back, Helena tries anything, even betraying Hermia, her best childhood friend.
Oberon The King of the Fairies, Oberon is fighting with Titania when the play begins because he wants custody of an Indian boy she is raising.
Titania Oberon’s wife She is Queen of the Fairies. Because of Titania’s argument with Oberon, the entire human and natural world is in chaos. Oberon wants the Indian boy she is protecting, but Titania refuses to give him up because when his mother died in childbirth, she agreed to raise the boy.
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow Oberon’s jester Puck is responsible for mistakenly anointing Lysander with the love juice intended for Demetrius.
Nick Bottom, A weaver Puck transforms him into a donkey, and Titania falls in love with him.
Egeus Hermia’s tyrannical father He declares that she must marry Demetrius or be put to death for disobedience.
Philostrate Theseus’ Master of Revels He arranges the selection of performances for Theseus’ wedding.
Peter Quince A carpenter Director of the group of actors who perform “Pyramus and Thisbe,” which he has written for the celebration following Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding.
Francis Flute Flute plays the role of Thisbe. He is displeased to be given a woman’s role because he wants to let his beard grow, but Quince assures him that he can play the part in a mask.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”
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