How is Hippolyta's reasoning and concerning how quickly the next 4 days will pass different from that of Theseus?
Because it will be quick at night
Why has Egeus brought his daughter and 2 suitors to Theseus?
to convince Demetrius
What does Egeus expect Theseus to do when he brought his daughter and 2 suitors to Theseus?
either kill her nun or marry Demetrius
What is Theseus's ruling concerning Hermia?
to obey her father
How does Lysander's comment about Demetrius's previous love affair with Helena complicate things?
because she slept with him
What do Lysander and Hermia plan to do about this semmingly impossible situation?
they plan to run away
Why do they tell Helena what they plan to do?
so she can have Demetrius for herself.
Even though Helena loves Demetrius and is Hermia's best friend, why does she decide to tell Demetrius of Hermia and Lysander's plans?
so that they can't be happy, and get Demetrius
Why does Nick Bottom want to play all the parts?
Because he thinks he is perfect and wants the audience to love him
How do you suppose the threat of being handed if they scare the ladies will affect the artisan's interpretation of the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisby?
they do it stupidly so they don't scare anybody
In what way is Scene 2 funny? Why do you suppose Shakespeare included this scene?
People were playing "Walls" and that was an object.
Where are the actors to meet the following night?
Who else is meeting in this same woods at the same time in Act 1, Scene 2?
The 4 lovers
What does the reader find out about the current relationship between Oberon, King of Fairies, and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, from Puck and the first fairy?
Their marriage is rocky.
How have Oberon and Titania been involved in the past with Theseus and Hippolyta, and why have they come to Athens?
they were friends going to the wedding
What effect has their quarrel had on nature, on the seasons, on humans?
It messes up everyones love life
Why won't Titania give up changeling to Oberon?
her friend to her to take care of him and she wants him for herself
What does Oberon send Puck to find?
What are Oberon's plans for Titania?
To fall in love with something horrible
How does Helena react to Demetrius's verbal abuse?
she feels bad for herself. feels self pity
What is her response to Demetrius's threats of physical abuse?
anger and sadness, and she feels sorry for herself
In what way is Helena's behavior inappropriate for Athenian women?
slept with someone else before marriage
What does Oberon tell Puck to do about Demetrius and Helena?
give them the potion
Why does Oberon want Titania to wake and fall in love with some vile thing?
So he can get the kid
Why does Hermia insist Lysander sleep little ways from her?
so when she wakes he won't see her
Why does Puck anoint Lysander's eyes?
to make him fall back in love with Hermia
How does Hermia react to Lysander's sudden love for her when he awaken?
she thinks he's lying
How is Hermia's dream a reflection of reality?
How are actors going to manage the setting/scenery/ such as the moonlight and the wall?
people dress up as it
Why do the rest of the actors run off when Bottom reappears?
because he was an ass
What does Puck plan to do when he follows after the other actors?
give them potion
How does Bottom react to Titania and the other fairies?
They got married
Bottom says "....reason and love keep little company together nowadays" Why is this such an important statement at this point in the play?
because nobody is in love with who there supposed to be in love with
What does Hermia accuse Demetrius of doing?
How are Puck and Oberon going to correct Puck's earlier mistake?
given them the love potion
Why is Helena upset when Demetrius says he loves her? Isn't this what she had wanted all along?
she think's he's just messing with her and it's a joke
Of what does Helena accuse Hermia?
stealing her man
How close had Hermia and Helena been in the past?
How does Lysander treat Hermia? Why can't she believe what he says?
like crap, she thought he loved her
Why is Helena afraid of Hermia?
she is stronger and she was crazy
What are Lysander and Demetrius going off to do?
chase after the girls
What does Oberon tell Puck to do about the 2 young men?
fix their love
What is Oberon going to do about Titania
take away the love spell
Why doesn't Oberon fear the coming of the day?
he knows he'll erase their memory
How well does Puck's trickery work?
how bad it works first then fixes everything