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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Theseus is anxiously awaiting his marriage to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, which is to be held in four days on the first night of the new moon. Theseus sends his director of entertainment at court, Philostrate, to "Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments" 12 and ensure that the duke's subjects are in a festive mood and prepared for the wedding.
A commoner named Egeus arrives with his daughter, Hermia, and her two young suitors, Demetrius and Lysander. The furious Egeus lodges a formal complaint against Hermia because she is in love with Lysander and refuses to marry her father's choice, Demetrius.
Egeus claims that Lysander has deviously bewitched his innocent child, singing mesmerizing lovesongs by moonlight under her open window, and lavishing her with fancy rings, baubles, and sweetmeats. Egeus demands that, if Hermia does not agree to marry Demetrius, Theseus must grant him "the ancient privilege of Athens" 41the barbaric license to kill Hermia for her disobedience or send her to a nunnery to forever live in seclusion.
Although Theseus finds Lysander to be an upstanding young man, he advises Hermia to perform her duty as a respectful child and marry Demetrius as her father commands, for he feels obligated to uphold Athenian law. When she refuses, Theseus tells her to "take time to pause" 83 and think over her decision more carefully.
He gives her until the day of his own wedding to make her final choice. Demetrius interjects with a smug plea to Hermia and Lysander to yield to his "certain right" Now alone, Lysander and Hermia decide to elope, agreeing to meet the following night in the woods near Athens.
Meanwhile Helena appears, obsessed with thoughts of her beloved Demetrius. She begs Hermia to tell her with what charms she won Demetrius' heart. Hermia comforts Helena by revealing her plan to marry Lysander and leave Demetrius and Athens behind.
Lysander and Hermia run off, and Helena, in a desperate attempt to regain Demetrius' attention, decides to expose Hermia's plan to Demetrius so that she can go with him to find the fleeing lovers.
Act 1, Scene 2 A carpenter named Quince and his fellow workmen, Snug the joiner, Bottom the weaver, Flute the bellows-mender, Snout the tinker, and Starveling the tailor gather in Quince's house.
The group has heard that Theseus is to be wed and they want to produce a play in his honor. Quince, the director, announces that the play will be "The most lamentable comedy, and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisby"and he announces who will play which part.
Bottom, who has appointed himself "assistant director", is determined to produce the play his way. Although he already is to play the role of Pyramus, Bottom thinks he should play the lion and Thisby as well.
It is decided, however, that Flute should play Thisby, Snug should play the lion, Starveling should be Thisby's mother, and Snout Thisby's father. Quince tells the men they must all know their lines by the next night when they will rehearse in secret in the woods near Athens.
Act 2, Scene 1 The woods outside Athens are filled with fairies, presided over by their king and queen, Oberon and Titania. A mischievous servant to Oberon, Puck also known as Robin Goodfellowand a fairy who serves the queen discuss the intense fight raging between the magical royal couple.
The feud, so tempestuous that the fearful elves "Creep into acorn-cups" 31 for protection, is over a changeling, a "lovely boy, stol'n from an Indian king" 22whom Titania has made her personal attendant.
Jealous Oberon desires to take the boy from Titania and make him "Knight of his train" 25but Titania refuses to let Oberon make the changeling his page. Puck and the fairy cut short their conversation as they hear their masters approach from different sides of the forest.
As soon as Oberon and Titania see each other they begin to quarrel. Oberon again asks for the boy but Titania insists that she can never part with the changeling due to an obligation to his dead mother, a mortal who was once in her service. Titania leaves and Oberon vows revenge, exclaiming, "I will torment thee for this injury" He orders Puck to pick a flower called love-in-idleness and, while Titania is sleeping, Oberon will squeeze drops of its juice onto her eyelids.
While Oberon awaits Puck's return, he sees Demetrius, followed by Helena, begging to be taken back.A Midsummer Nights Dream Contrast. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Novel Contrast A Midsummer Night’s Dream was published by William Shakespeare in and it is still being read today.
Shakespeare has a way with his humor where his jokes still seem to make sense and make us laugh today. If the scene exceeds 8 rows it becomes 1 page and whatever the remaining 8ths are.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Plot Summary Act 1, Scene 1 Act 1 opens at the palace of Theseus, the Duke of Athens. Theseus is anxiously awaiting his marriage to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, which is to be held in four days on the first night of the new moon.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By HAZEL K. DAVIS, Federal Hocking High School, Stewart, OH.
ACT I, SCENE I their unusual dreams.
Bottom awakens, wonders where the other players are, and decides to write a song about his dreams. ACT IV, SCENE II.