Midsummer Night’s Dream Characters

Oberon King of the fairies; initially at odds with wife, Titania.
Puck Oberon’s jester; mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals.
Titania Queen of the fairies; married to Oberon. Doused with love potion and briefly loves Nick Bottom.
Lysander In love with Hermia; becomes victim of Puck’s mistake and wakes up in love with Helena, but eventually marries Hermia.
Demetrius Initially in love with Hermia, wants to marry her and has her father’s blessing. Ultimately falls in love with and marries Helena.
Hermia Egeus’ daughter, in love with Lysander, and best friend of Helena.
Helena In love with Demetrius and abandoned by him at the start. In the end she marries him.
Egeus Hermia’s father who brings complaint against his daughter to Theseus.
Theseus Heroic duke of Athens; marries Hippolyta.
Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons; marries Theseus.
Nick Bottom One of the “mechanicals” of Athens; overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Head transformed into a donkey.
Robin Starveling One of the “mechanicals” of Athens who plays the part of Moonshine in their performance of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Peter Quince One of the “mechanicals” of Athens who authored, “The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Snug One of the “mechanicals” of Athens who is hired to play the part of the lion in Pyramus and Thisbe.
Tom Snout One of the “mechanicals” of Athens. He plays a wall.
Francis Flute One of the “mechanicals” of Athens; forced to play Thisbe.

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