Puck Essays

  • Theme Of Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    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

  • Theme Of Catcher In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    this, it questions the singularity of any entity. The characters of Puck/Robin Goodfellow and Francis Flute who plays Thisbe in Pyramus and Thisbe are foils to the search for a true identity, a theme that is revisited often in the play. One of the most noticeable features of both Puck and Francis Flute are the way they deliver their speeches. Flute’s speech is fragmented and involves a lot of questions and broken sentences:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Dramatic Analysis

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    O Strange! We are haunted. Pray, masters! Fly, masters! 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. In my opinion, this is the best example of dramatic irony because it is exciting. This is also my favorite

  • Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Oberon and Puck create fake love by giving the potion to Lysander and Demetrius. Lysander and Hermia shared true love before Puck accidently put the love potion on Lysander, causing him to fall in love with Helena. Demetrius goes from loving Helena to hating her, and loving Hermia to loving Helena because of the influence of the love potion. Helena and Hermia used to have a platonic love, but because of Lysander and Demetrius loving Helena, not Hermia, they feel hatred towards each other. Puck 's confusion

  • Forest In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Dreams are wild, magical, and mysterious. The majority of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is spent in a heavily wooded forest full of fairies and irrational young lovers, creating a night only fallible as a dream. The story contains a royal wedding about to take place and the young lovers Hermia and Lysander provoked to eloping because Hermia’s father will only let her marry Demetrius. Hermia’s best friend Helena, who loves Demetrius, tells Demetrius Hermia and Lysander’s plot to escape

  • Desire In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    though sexual desire is found in every act, it isn’t the only type of desire found within the play. In addition to sexual desire, we find a desire for utter and complete control, which is held most notably by Oberon, as well as the desire for chaos. 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

  • Oberon In 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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    incautious fairy that will do whatever it takes to get the Changeling boy from Titania, and enjoys the company of his servant Puck. Oberon is the root of all problems because Oberon intermeddles in other people 's lives, and tries his hardest to get his way in conflicts of the story. First of all, Oberon intermeddles in other people’s lives. For instance, after when Puck leaves to find the love flower Oberon overhears the conference between two Athenians in which he states ”who comes here? I am

  • Mistaken Identity In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    He declares that the flower must use its full power on the man, because he has no love for the woman. Puck also confuses Hermia for Helena when he expresses sympathy for the woman. The element of mistaken identities is being demonstrated because Puck has mistaken Lysander for Demetrius, causing him to apply the love juice to Lysander. This leads to love becoming out of balance because Lysander will no longer love Hermia and

  • Theme Of Dreams In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Importance of Dreams As the title indicates, dreams are an important theme in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A dream is not real, although it does seem real when we experience it. Shakespeare seems to be interested in the workings of dreams. He likes for things to happen without an explanation. He also likes to incorporate dreams because they change the flow of time, and impossible situations occur. He even incorporates things such as the moon to give the play a dreamy effect. Shakespeare tries to

  • Character Analysis Of The Midsummer Night's Dream

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    the problems in the play. Oberon messes up the relationship between the lovers when he orders Puck to put love potion into Demetrius’s eyes. This happens because when Demetrius and Helena went into the forest to chase Lysander and Hermia, Oberon overheard their argument about how eagerly Helena wants Demetrius’s love. Oberon wanted to help Helena so she will be thankful to him, so he gave ordered Puck to put love potion on Demetrius’s eyes. But Oberon doesn’t know that Lysander and Hermia are also

  • Love In The Play A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    In Act three of the play A midsummer night’s dream, Shakespeare explores how love creates confusions. In the forest, Puck’s magic brings about many of the most bizarre and hilarious situations in the play. When this Act opens, Oberon orders Puck to put love potion on Titania’s eyes when she falls asleep. After she wakes up, she sees Bottom, who is practicing the play, and falls in love with him simultaneously. She says to Bottom, “What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?” (3.1.113). Because of the

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Film Analysis

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    director is able to create an effective dream-like setting with the use of projections, lighting, and puppetry. From the beginning, there is a sense of wonder created, as without word or introduction, Puck, played by Kathryn Hunter, glides onto stage and lays down on a mattress supported by branches. Puck is then lifted into the air and a large white sheet consumes the stage. Even for those familiar with the play, such as myself, it immediately commands your mind to travel to the dream world Taymor has

  • Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

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    Love: A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the person who reads this play can experience the different types of love in a second-handed way. This play contains numerous love problems amongst many characters, and they all fight against each other to gain their true and wanted partners. Some of the characters receive supernatural aid from a reckless fairy who puts love juice on the wrong characters and causes further confusions. Love is not the only important subject

  • Shakespeare And The World Of Fairies In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Atifa Binth-e- Zia Roll no 10, M.Phil. Sir Hussain Azam 24 January 2016 An Alternative Perspective: Shakespeare and the World of Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Elizabethan era supernatural elements were not mere fantasy or imagination of an author, rather they were a part of the beliefs of the Elizabethan society. Fairies were one such supernatural creature. This research explores the world of fairies. By focusing on the Elizabethan’s concept of fairies, this paper contends that Shakespeare

  • Midsummer Night's Dream Scene Analysis

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    little changeling Indian boy to him which she refuses strongly. This results in Oberon being vexed and orders Puck to fetch him the love juice and pour it into Titania’s eyes while she is sleeping out of spite. Prior to this scene, we witness the conversation between Puck and the fairies, the latter being warned regarding the possible conflict between Oberon and Titania. The scene ends with Puck commencing his journey to find the flower. In this scene, the playwright portrays the ideas about lovers and

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

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    These actions only take place in the forest setting, furthering the thought that the forest is a place when dreams and imagination run rampant. Evidence of this is when Oberon and Puck have an argument as Puck has put the love potion in Lysander’s eyes in place of Demetrius’. This displays how the fairies have control over the humans, with the humans having no input on what happens. This could be seen as part of a dream or an imagination as we

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Love Analysis

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    Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night’s Dream dealt with the theme of love and its four types, including loves many complications such as disappointment and confusion. The play rotates around different forms of love, two of them being friendship love (Phileo) and romantic (Eros) or true love. Love is the most important theme of the play and the asymmetrical love seen in the play between the four Athenians and romantic encounters cause conflict within the play. There is a strong friendship love between

  • Examples Of True Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Is there such a thing as true love? Throughout life and marriage there will be many challenges to face with true love. It can be hard to not be tempted to give up on love. William Shakespeare, a well- known writer, is remembered for plays based on love. Many challenges are tested in Shakespeare’s plays and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This includes not only love, but friendship as well. In A Midsummer Summer Night’s Dream, Lysander’s quotation, “The course of true love never did run smooth” is

  • Dream In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    In order to purge the havoc that had been created amongst the lovers had been exorcised by the intervener himself, Puck where placing the love potion on Lysander’s eyes would make him fall back in love with Hermia. Although the love potion has resolved the love feud amongst the Athenians, the exorcism which had been casted onto Demetrius had not been

  • True Love Never Did Run Smooth

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    states “ the course of true love never did run smooth”. There are many examples, to support Lysander’s opinion. Some examples are more significant than others. This rollercoaster of love begins when Oberon puts a potion in Titania’s eyes, secondly when Puck does the same to Lysander, and finally when Demetrius turns his back on Helena. Growing up, realizations come clearer. The cold truth is, people will say one thing but do another, in order to get what they want. Oberon is a very selfish man, he decides