midsummer night’s dream act 2

We are now introduced to the enchanted realm of this play: the forest and the fairies that inhabit it. In the opening, Puck meets a fairy servant to the queen. They discuss a certain situation regarding King Oberon and Queen Titania. What are Oberon and Titania fighting about? titania stole a boy from the indian king and oberon is jealous
What kind of mischief does the Fairy claim Robin Goodfellow has caused? he goes around scaring the maidens of the village, stealing milk, and causes horses to wonder aimlessly
What sorts of tasks does Puck perform for the King? tricks citizens and animals; he’s a jester
Where does Titania say that Oberon has been? Who does she tease him about being in love with? with another women, hippolyta (queen of the amazon)
Who does Oberon say Titania is in love with? theseus
Who are Oberon and Titania fighting over? the indian boy
what is the story behind the flower that Oberon asks Puck to fetch him? What does Oberon intend to do with it? flower was hit by cupid’s arrow. the flower now has powers. he will put it over titania’s eyes. he wants her to fall in love with a beast
What does Oberon overhear in the wood? helena and demetrius
How does Demetrius treat Helena? How does she respond? like dirt and he doesn’t care how he treats her
What does Oberon tell Puck to do with the potion? put the potion on demetrius (oberon feels sorry for helena)
What does Oberon do to Titania as she lies sleeping? put potion on her eyes
What happens to Hermia and Lysander in the woods? What do they decide to do? What does Hermia insist upon? they take a nap
What does Puck assume about Hermia and Lysander? What does he do? fighting put potion on lysander
What happens when Helena comes across Lysander? wakes him
What does Helena think of Lysander’s behavior? What does Lysander swear as he runs after Helena? thinks he is mocking her. he swears his loyalty to her
Describe Hermia’s dream. Why is her dream important? serpent ate her heart. this foreshadows that she’s going to have a broken heart

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