Theme Of Oberon In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare, Oberon is the root of all the problems, and causes mischief. His meddlesome and narcissistic characteristics causes several issues. Although he tries to find the solution to problems, Oberon often makes the situation worse, such as the example when he tries to make the lovers fall in love with each other. Instead of succeeding, he makes the four lovers fight. Other examples are, when he makes Titania fall in love with Bottom, and when he tries to fix the problem Puck made.
The most significant issue that Oberon caused was when he tried to make the lovers fall in love with each other. He trusted Puck and made him have the responsibility to put the love potion on Demetrius. However, Puck being Puck, he makes a mistake and puts it on Lysander instead. In Act 2 Scene 1, Oberon says to Puck, “A sweet Athenian lady is in love With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes”(Line 260~265). If he had not ordered Puck to do this, the lovers would have not gotten into a fight, and loathe each other: “Oh, yes! Carry on-pretend to look serious; make faces behind my back; wink at each other and keep up the oh-so-funny-joke!” (Act 3, Scene 2 Line 240~243). Helena now thinks that all the others are mocking her and playing a joke behind her back. As it is clearly shown here, Oberon’s meddlesome characteristic causes the situation to get worse, and now the lovers hate each other. Another issue that Oberon caused in the play
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