Titania In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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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. Titania remains loyal to the little boy’s mother by keeping the promises she made before the mother died. Oberon and Titania are constantly fighting about the boy and how he wants the boy for himself to use him as a servant. Titania shows that she is loyal by not giving him to anyone and refusing…show more content…
As Oberon tries to get the boy for himself, he puts the love potion on Titania’s eyes so once she is in love he can easily get the boy. After the love juice is placed on her eyes, she falls in love with Bottom, who has a donkey head as a head.m. Titania uses her magic to change the appearance of Bottom: “And I will purge thy mortal grossness so / That thou shalt like an airy spirit go” (III,i 162-163). She also treats him well and tells her fairies to get certain foods to give to him: “Be kind and courteous to this gentleman. Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyes; Feed him with apricocks and dewberries, With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries. The honey bags steal from the humblebees” (III,i , 170-174). After falling in love with Bottom, she tells her fairies to go and bring back the most luxurious things from the forest to give to Bottom. Titania orders her fairies to be respectful and kind to Bottom. The fairies do whatever Titania or Bottom tells them to. Titania wants to use some of her magic to change the physical appearance of
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