In Act 3.2, Oberon tells Puck, “I want you to interrupt their search by makinging it foggy. Do not allow them to find each other… Once they are asleep, place this potion in Lysander's eyes to remove the pollen you mistakenly placed. ”(16) With that power of control by being the Fairy King, he is controlling his servant to have him things right between the couples. Oberon controls Puck by telling him what to do to the couple so they won't be able to find each other and fight.
Puck is Oberon’s servant, the king of the fairies, and when Oberon sees how Demetrius is mistreating Helena, he orders Puck to spread some of the love potion on his eyelids. However, Puck encounter’s Hermia and Lysander and he thinks that he is Demetrius and spreads the juice on his eyelids instead of Demetrius’s eyelids. Unfortunately, Lysander upon waking up sees Helena and falls deeply in love with her abandoning Hermia. Hermia believes Helena has acted to steal Lysander’s love from her. Hermia is appalled at Helena, threatening to scratch her eyes
In the prologue, Shakespeare epitomises Henry for the audience, and attempts to build a poignant love of him, which becomes a central theme as the play continues. In the prologue, Shakespeare writes “the warlike Harry, like himself / Assume the port of Mars”. This immediate, simplistic description of Henry V as warlike displays what, at the time, was wanted in a leader: powerful, warmongering and bloodthirsty. In addition to this, the casual nicknaming of Henry to Harry shows that another value in a King was that he represented the people, while also appearing god-like, demonstrated in the audience wanting to link Henry to Mars, the Roman god of war. This empowering of Henry by Shakespeare is consistent and constant in the prologue, where the Chorus asks the audience to forgive “this unworthy scaffold” for bringing “forth / So great an object.”
Conflict is also aroused regarding the changeling boy- the offspring of one of Titania’s friends: “But she, being mortal, of that boy did die. And for her sake do I rear her boy, and for her sake I will not part with him” (Shakespeare 2.2. 121-132). The death of this woman was caused by the magic that does not allow her to live when she gave birth to the boy, causing Titania to take him in. The conflict begins when Oberon decides he wants the boy and
In the first half of the play Abigail lies and threatens others to keep from getting in trouble when her uncle catches her and other girls dancing in the forest. Abigail was caught doing something strictly forbidden in her society and is scared that Betty, Abigail’s cousin, may tell on her and hit Betty. The text states, “Betty, you will never say that again! You will never-’ Smashes her across the face: ‘Shut it!
These fairies, or servants, and Titania for the time being are divulging into his fantasy, and treating him like a king. Bottom has turned into someone who was skeptical of the fancier things in life
Demetrius and Lysander are both controlled by Puck because Puck puts the juice of the flower on their eyes. Another controlled person is Nick Bottom. He is controlled by Puck and by Titania. Titania wanted Nick to stay with her but he said, “Not so, neither; but if I had wit enough to get out of this wood, I have enough to serve my own turn” (Shakespeare 3.1.135).
Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night’s Dream depicts a number of human truths including: lust, disappointment, confusion, deception, choice, betrayal, and marriage. The story begins with Hermia refusing to comply with her father Egeus 's wish for her to marry Demetrius. In response, Egeus turns to a law requiring a daughter to marry a prospected man chosen by her father, or else face death or lifelong chastity as a nun. Faced with this dilemma, Hermia and her lover Lysander elope by going into the forest. Hermia tells this to her best friend Helena, but Helena in turn reveals the plan to Demetrius in an attempt to win back his favor.
An Athenian Toy Story: Objects that Come to Life Objectification obscures the inner thoughts and places a mask over one’s true self. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, the Athenian women are governed by very fixed stereotypes: they must fight to remove the masks and assert their independence . This play confronts the issue of gender equality which arises in complicated family decisions and romantic relationships. While in the Athens society, it is common that men are dominant over women, in contrast, women dominate over men in the Amazonian system of gender. As time progresses in this play, one can see the shift from strict patriarchal rule to a balanced perspective.
Imagine having one of your friends die while giving birth and having to take care of the child. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Titania, queen of fairies is married to Oberon, king of fairies, who wants to use the boy as his own personal servant and Oberon tries to do whatever it takes to get the boy for himself. Both are constantly fighting over the little boy and what to do with him. Titania is displayed as a loyal, determined, and powerful mother figure to the little boy who tries her best to care for everyone.
This is important because later in the story the fairy king uses the mechanical to trick the queen into falling in love with him because he is so hideous looking. The mechanicals also have another role in the play. This is that they are a representation of the working class people of Shakespeare’s time. They are meant to be a satire of what the working class is.
Outside Sources In “A Midsummers Night’s Dream” it has some outside sources with mythical creatures and magic as well as Summer and arranged marriages. The use of a mythical creature such as Puck, as a symbol in the book, leads the readers to have to believe in magic. As Puck’s mistake of spreading the love potion on the wrong person’s eyelids leads to more magic having to be performed, the reader has to give into fantasy to make the story enjoyable.
William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is still relevant, for it contains Mood, Dream Motif, and Genre Romantic Comedy to which audiences can still relate to today. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a story that expresses many different moods. The first mood for one of my examples is sadness.
Love is demonstrated in many books. Although many people believe that there is only one type of love, there are various types of love. One book that shows multiple types of love is "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Each type of love displayed in the story story are presented differently. The three main types of love shown in "A Midsummer Night's Dream are friendship love, romantic love, and forced love.
Sheraz ZafarParlatoShort Paper #214 March 2016Meanings behind a Midsummer NightThe play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Willian Shakespeare, has many elements. Many quotes that drive the plot forward. The characters develop over the course of the play. Thisplay shares many elements that make up fiction and poetry.