Midsummer Nights Dream Plot
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What are Hippolyta and Theseus doing at the beginning of the play?
They are discussing their wedding.
How does Hippolyta come to be engaged to Theseus?
He won her hand in battle.
Why does Egeus talk to Theseus?
He is angry that his daughter will not marry his choice of a husband.
What does Theseus say will be Hermia's fate if she refuses to marry Demetrius?
She will either die or be sent to a nunnery.
After talking to Egeus and Theseus, what do Lysander and Hermia decide to do?
Meet in the woods and escape to Lysander's aunt's house to marry.
What does Helena hope will happen if she tells Demetrius of Lysander and Helena's plan to escape?
She hopes that Demetrius will lose interest in Hermia.
Which characters are introduced in Act 1, Scene 2, and what do they plan?
They are six "mechanicals", craftsmen from Athens who plan to perform a play at Theseus' wedding.
Why is Oberon angry with his queen?
She keeps a young indian boy as her attendant and Oberon wants the boy for himself.
In Act 2, what does Oberon ask Puck to do?
He sends Puck to find a flower that has been struck by cupid's arrow
After overhearing Demetrius and Helena, what does Oberon command Puck to do?
He sends Puck to anoint the eyes of a young man in "Athenian rags."
Puck applies the potion to his eyes.
When he wakes up, who does Lysander see and love?
He loves Helena.
What is Helena's reaction to Lysander's words of love?
She think he is teasing her cruelly
Where does Lysander go while Hermia sleeps?
He has gone to follow Helena.
Why does Bottom want a prologue written for the play?
He wants to assure the ladies that they will not be harmed by the players.
What has Puck done to Bottom?
He has given him the head of an ass.
Identify the speaker: "Tie up my love's tongue, bring him silently."
It was Titania speaking of Bottom.
What news does Puck bring Oberon?
Titania is in love with a monster--and he has successfully does the Athenian's eyes.
Why does Oberon send Puck to fetch Helena?
He realizes Puck's mistake and wants to set it right.
What does Helena think when both Demetrius and Lysander insist they love her?
They are playing a cruel joke on her.
What does Helena think about Hermia's role in the men's assertions of love?
That she is playing a cruel prank with them.
What does Hermia think attracted the men to Helena?
She thinks Helena has made a big deal of her height.
Why does Oberon send Puck to confuse the two men?
Oberon wants to stop fighting and fall asleep.
What remedy corrects the love-crossed couples
Puck drips the potion on Lysander's eyes so he will love Hermia again.
Why does Titania finally give Oberon the child?
She no longer cares for him as she has Bottom.
How does Oberon find Titania and Bottom?
They are asleep.
Why does finally remove the spell he cast over the queen?
He has the boy and pities her.
Learning of the couples more balanced love, what order does Theseus give?
They should marry when he and Hippolyta marry.
Who does Puck address at the end of the play?
He talks to the audience.