English A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2

Who does the fairy serve? Who does Robin Goodfellow (Puck) serve? The fairy serves Titania. Puck serves Oberon.
What does Puck warn the fairy about? Oberon is having a party but wants the fairy to have Titania to keep a distance from him.
What are Oberon and Titania fighting about according to Puck? Titania stole the child of an Indian King. Oberon wants the child so they can wander together wild forest, so he is jealous. Titania refuses and puts flowers in the little boy’s hair. Now the two refuse to even see each other and the young fairies are so scared they hide in acorn cups.
When the fairy realizes who Puck is, he list things Puck likes to do to make trouble. List what he says Puck does. – scares maidens in the village- stealing the cream from the milk so the housewives can’t make butter- keeps people from getting drunk and laughs at their expense- gets people lost- does people’s work and rewards them with good luck
Of whom is Titania jealous? Who does she say Oberon has been messing around with? What does she say he did? She is jealous of Hippolyta. She accuses Oberon of having an affair with Hipplyta. She says Oberon sneaks out of Fairyland disguised as a shepherd and plays straw pipes and sings love songs to his mistress. He celebrates Theseus’ and Hippolyta’s wedding.
Oberon says Titania loves whom? What does he accuse Theseus of? He says she loves Theseus. He accuses Theseus of raping Perigouna and leaving her alone in the middle of the night and he cheated on his girlfriends such as Aegles, Ariadne, and Antiopa
How does Titania answer Oberon’s accusations? That they are mere jealous lies.
How has nature been upset by Oberon and the things he has done, according to Titania? Nature thrives on the fairies dancing but Oberon keeps interrupting them. As revenge, sickness is going around, the seasons keep changing, and there are floods.
The main point of dispute between Oberon and Titania is…? What are they fighting over the most? The boy Titania stole.
Why won’t Titania give up the Indian boy? The boy’s mother was one of Titania’s worshippers but she died during childbirth.
After Titania leaves, what does Oberon send Puck to find? What does he plan to do with it? Give the whole plan. Cupid shot an arrow at a flower and it now contains a love potion. Puck is to find it before the sea monster swims around it. Oberon plans to use the magical flower on Titania so when the first thing she looks at, she will fall in love with it. Oberon wants her to fall in love with an ugly creature–like a lion, bear, wolf, bull, monkey, ape–and will cure her with another plant if she gives up the little boy.
Who comes in? What does Demetrius tell Helena? Demetrius enters and Helena follows. He tells her that he doesn’t love her, to stop following him, and wonders where Lysander and Hermia are because Helena claimed they were meeting there.
How does Helena react to Demetrius’ complaints about her? She can’t help but to love him and calls him cruel because it’s his fault.
Sum up Demetrius and Helena’s conversation on p. 917-919 Helena is begging Demetrius to love her but he says he cannot. Helena doesn’t care if he tells her to go away and that he doesn’t live her. He wants her to leave him alone so he leaves her in the woods, sad and insecure.
After watching Demetrius and Helena, what does Oberon tell Puck to do? He wants Puck to use the flower’s magic on Demetrius so he can fall in love with Helena.
What does Titania order the fairies to do? She wants the fairies to sing her a lullaby to sleep and go about their business while she rests.
What does Oberon do to Titania while she is sleeping? He puts the love potion in her eyes and hopes the first thing she sees is an ugly creature when she wakes.
What happens to Lysander and Hermia? The two got lost in the woods. They decide to sleep in the woods and leave in the morning. Lysander wants to sleep next to Hermia but she wants to keep her distance.
Why did Puck put the love potion on Lysander? Oberon only described that Demetrius wears Athenian clothes but he’s not the only one.
How does Helena compare herself to Hermia? Hermia is beautiful while Helena is ugly so that explains why Demetrius runs away from Helena and towards Hermia.
Why does Lysander fall in love with Helena? She is the first person he sees.
What does Helena think of Lysander’s “love”? Lysander needs to stop doting her and thinks he is insulting Helena.
What did Hermia dream? What would be the symbolism of that? She dreamt of a snake eating her heart while Lysander watches happily. This might symbolize that Lysander no longer cares for Hermia and that she’ll have to choose one of her three choices after all.

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