Robin Goodfellow, better known as Puck, is a servant of the fairy king, Oberon, and also a well-known trickster. Throughout the play, readers/audience see how his tricks and folly affect the other characters in the play, such as his mix-up between Lysander and Demetrius, his spell on Bottom, and how he has fixed everything. The significance of his actions shows how he could be the play’s protagonist, despite there being different sets of characters. In a story, the actions of the protagonist are typically the ones that determine the plot, even if it is simply a mistake. This idea is seen when Oberon instructs Puck to put the juice of the love in idleness flower on Demetrius’ eye when he sleeps to make him fall in love with Helena.
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. In Act 4, Oberon demands Puck, “Puck, you must end your prank, as well. Take the donkey spell off this man, and just like you did with the couples, have him remember this night as only a dream.”(16) Oberon also controls Puck by making him take the donkey spell off of Bottom.
Robin Goodfellow often referred to simply as Puck is a mischievous fairy that enjoys playing pranks on mortals in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night 's Dream. Puck is Oberon’s jester, and his antics are responsible for many of the complications that launch the conflict of the play. Pucks were a category of spirits who were often sinister, and the Puck of this play is clearly mischievous. In his mischievous ways, he finds this entire situation a joke and entertainment to him. He first appears in Act 2, Scene 1 as he and a fairy discuss the troubles Oberon and Titania are having.
help! “ (Shakespeare 49-50). This showed that Quince and the others are scared and don’t know why his head is like that. This is dramatic irony because the audience knows why he is like this. Puck, a fairy, turned Bottom’s head into an ass’s head because Oberon, the fairy king, wanted his wife, Titania, to fall in love with something ugly.
Bottom also, has servants at his command is acting like a king commanding them to feel his ears, get him food, and do his busy work. 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
After Puck put the love potion on Lysander and he fell in love with Helena, he has been following her around nonstop. As Helena goes to find Hermia, Lysander follows close behind. “Lys: Why should you think that I should woo in scorn? Hel: You do advance your cunning more and more.” This is Lysander and Helena talking to each other, Lysander saying why would I mock you if I love you and Helena saying you just get better and better at your jokes, but in a sarcastic way. This shows the relationship between Hermia and Helena in Shakespeare 's a Midsummer’s Night
The transformation is funny because Bottom's name is synonymous with "ass" and also because Bottom's personality is stubborn and pushy. Oberon orders Puck to put the potion on Titania, Queen of the fairies because he wanted revenge due to the little indian boy she has so he orders his servant, Puck, to fetch a magical flower. The juice of the flower placed upon a person's eyes makes them fall in love with the next person or creature they see, which is Bottom with a donkey
Puck is a character recognizable by those who study mythology by his mischievous nature and tendency to play tricks on those unfortunate enough to slight him. These three incarnations of desire all play into the social standing of life at the time. Those in power had control, and felt threatened by anyone else who had any form
The line, “May have been that his heart was two sizes too small,” clarifies this. He subjugates his own dog, Max, and uses a lot of effort in ruining Christmas for Who-ville. In terms of him as an archetypal character, the wicked side of his unconscious self and depraved side of his personality is portrayed throughout the poem and confirms his role as the antagonist. Lastly to mention, the Grinch is involved in an initiation, another common archetype in which the protagonist undergoes experiences that lead to character development. When he returns home after committing wrongful deeds and hears the entire Who-ville singing, he realizes that Christmas was not simply about the ornamentation and presents.
The Friar is a big part about miscommunication in this play and this is a big part of it, he is planning on still marrying Paris and Juliet because he ever got permission to marry Romeo and to Juliet, causing him either to get in trouble or continue to lie. It gets to the point where he gives Juliet a potion to make her sleep and disappear so he never gets