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what is Theseus excited about?
His marriage with Hippolyta
why does it feel like it is taking a long time for Theseus and Hippolyta to get married?
because a new month is coming in only 4 days, he is more excited to get married than she is
Why is Hippolyta's reaction different from Theseus?
She isn't as excited as him to get married because she that the four days will go by fast and she isn't as excited as him to get married
What is Philostrates role?
He's the messenger
Why is it so important to Theseus to have a great wedding?
since he injured Hippolyta and he feels bad about it he thinks that he can make it up to her, he likes her more than she likes him so he thinks that he can win her affection after the wedding
why is Egeus mad?
His daughter is in love with Lysander and not Demetrius and she is disobeying him and thats very disrespectful
What does Egeus have against Lysander?
he is not of his wanting, he thinks that he isn't good enough for his daughter
Why does Egeus think that his daughter must obey him?
He thinks that she is clay and he must mold her and marrying Demetrius is the best thing for her
What choices does Egeus give his daughter?
He says to either marry Demetrius or die OR be a maid that never married
What is the connotation of the phrase "dispose of her"?
It means to kill her
How is her father like a God?
She has to obey his every command, he is in charge of her, and he made her so he has to do what he says
Why is Thesus in favor of Demetrius?
because he is of his choosing and he likes him more
What is Hermia's argument to Thesus?
that she should be able to marry whoever she wants and that he is just taking her dads side because he is obligated to
What question does Hermia ask Thesus?
What is the consequence of disobeying her dad
Why Is this unusual for a daughter to ask her father during this time?
Because whatever the man of the house asked for is what the woman did. no questions asked you just follow the rules
What was Hermia's response?
That's fine because I love Lysander and I would sacrifice anything to be with him
How much time is Theseus going to give Hermia to make her decision?
He is giving her until the new moon which is a month
What joke does Lysander make at the Demetrius expense?
He says that if the dad loves you so much and you love him in return than you marry him and ill have Hermia
What 4 reasons does Lysander give why she should marry Hermia?
Lysander is just as rich as Demetrius, he loves Hermia more that Demetrius, his prospects are as good or if not better than Demetrius, and Hermia loves him more
What is Theseus' response to Hermia about Lysander?
He likes Lysander but that is not the man that her dad has chosen. He also thinks that he is a great man but not worthy for you in your dads eyes
How does Hermia feel?
She feels like her love is being planned out for her which it is and she can't do anything about it
Why does she feel that way?
Because she HAS to marry Demetrius but her whole heart loves Lysander
Lysander tells Hermia love is never easy. List the reasons why
there are different social rankings, different ages, or wars tear them apart
What does Hermia tell Lysander about patience?
She says that true love happens with fate and they must be patient for fate to come to them and being them together
How does Lysander plan to marry Hermia?
They will go to his aunts house that is a widow and they will get marries a few miles into the woods
What is Hermia's response?
Lets go but we have to go at different times so that the guards aren't suspicious
Helena is Hermia's BFF. Why is Helena unhappy?
She thinks that she's so ugly and that Hermia is stealing the man the she wants, Demetrius
List the ways the Helena wants to be more like Hermia.
she wants her eyes, her voice, and her beauty
What does Helena want Hermia to do?
Give her Demetrius
Why does Helena ask her to do this?
because she just wants that one thing that Hermia has
How does Hermia try and reassure Helena that she does not want Demetrius?
She tells her again and again I frown upon him and he still wants me, I curse at him and he still loves me, the more I hate him the more he follows me
What secret does Hermia tell Helena?
She tells her that that she and Lysander are going to run away in the woods and get married
Do the people of Athens know that Demetrius doesn't know?
They know that Hermia and Lysander are going to run away together and get married
What plan does Helena make?
She is going to tell Demetrius and he is going to run after them trying to stop the wedding
What does she hope to get from this plan?
Demetrius' love and affection
What is the purpose of the meeting at Peter Quince's house?
It is to talk about the play and assign parts
Who is Nick Bottom
What is ironic about calling the play a comedy?
Because we would think that it is
How are the characters Pyramus and Thisbe like Hermia and Lysander?
They both ran away into the woods to be together because they couldn't be together
What part will Bottom play?
How do the names of the transponders fit their occupation
They are all related
What part will Snug play? What is funny about his asking if his lines will be written out?
A lion. It is funny because lions don't talk
When and where do the tradesmen plan to rehearse?
They are going to rehearse the next night out in the woods where Hermia and Lysander are going to be
What do people think about Bottom? What does he think about himself?
They think that he is really dumb but they keep him around because he is rich. He thinks that he is the best.
By what other names is Puck known?
Hobgoblin, sweet Puck
What does the fairy tell Puck at the beginning of this scene? What warning does he give her in return?
She tells hm that the fairies are coming and he tells her that his king is coming
Why is Oberon angry with Titania? What reason does he give for wanting the boy?
Oberon is angry with Titania because Titania stole a cute little Indian bot and gives him more attention than Oberon. He is jealous. He wants him for his crew
What kinds of tricks does Puck play on people?
He pulls the chair out from under them
Why is Titania jealous of Hippolyta? Of whom is Oberon jealous?
Because she thinks that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. Oberon is jealous of Titania because she is spending all of her time with the Indian boy
Who do Titania and Oberon blame for recent storms and floods? Who do you think is more to blame?
They blame themselves for the recent bad weather. I think that Puck could be blamed too
According to Oberon, how did the pansy become magical? Why does he tell Puck to fetch the flower?
Cupid shot an arrow at it. He tells him to get the flower because he is going to put it on Titania's eyes and he will be the first thing she sees and she will love him again
Who races after Demetrius into the woods? How does he try to stop her? What is Oberon's reaction when he sees the pursuit?
Hippolyta. He tried to tell her that he doesn't like her he actually hates her.
Oberon tells Puck to dab whom on the eyelids with the magic nectar? Why? What does Oberon intend to do with the rest of the nectar?
Demetrius and Titania. So that he will love Hippolyta and she will love Oberon. He's going to try to use the flower on him to make him like her.
What jobs does Titania send her fairies off to do?
Kill the worms infesting the roses, fight with bats to get their leathery wings, keep that loud owl away, and sing my to bed before you do that
Why do the fairies sings charms for Titania?
So that Titania can fall asleep
Why does Oberon pronounce a spell over Titania?
So that she will love him again and so that he gets the little Indian boy in is crew
Why does Lysander move away from Hermia before they sleep?
He does this because Hermia thinks that its the responsible thing for a couple like them to do
On whose eyelids does Puck press the magic nectar?
Lysander instead of Demetrius
What happens when Helena wakens Lysnader? What does she think of his flattery?
He sees her and immediately falls madly in love with her. She thinks that it is so disgusting. He is supposed to love Hermia and she and Demetrius are "meant to be". She thinks tis wrong
What has Hermia been dreaming about?
She was dreaming about how there was a snake on her chest trying to eat her heart and Lysander was just sitting there watching it happen
Why does Hermia run off at the end of the scene?
She runs off because Lysander is no where to be found.
Why do you think Shakespeare has Hermia say to Lysander before they fall asleep, that she wishes " the wisher's eyes be presses"? What is ironic about that line?
I think that it means that they must close their eyes and sleep. It is ironic because they put the nectar on the eyelids
why is Bottom worried about the ladies in the audience? What solution
when he "kills himself" he thinks the ladies will be scared. so he makes a disclaimer that he won't really be dead
what problem worries snout?
since it is day when they preform how will the people know its night time in the play
why does Bottom propose looking at an almanac?
they will use it to see what the weather will be like
Why does Qunice have Starvling carry a thorn bush?
to make it look like he's on the moon
How does Bottom propose that Snout make a hole in the wall?
He's going to make a hole using his fingers
how does Puck play tricks on the actors in the woods?
He turned Bottoms head into a donkeys head
How does Bottom react when his head is a donkey?
How does Titania react when she sees Bottom, what orders does she give her fairies?
She falls in love with him and she orders her fairies to be nice to him and keep him in the woods
What is Qunice's problem with the lighting
all plays are done during the day and its supposed to be night time in the play
How does Oberon learn that Titania is in love with Bottom? How does he feel about that?
Robin tells him, Oberon feels happy he thinks it's awesome
How does Oberon realize that Puck has made a mistake and bewitched the wrong Athenian youth?
He sees them and realizes that they put the stuff on the wrong persons eyes
What does Hermia think has happened to Lysander? What does she think so?
Demetrius killed him, she thinks that Lysander would never leave her alone
On whom does Oberon press the magical nectar now? Why?
Titania, because he wants her to fall in love with a beast
How does Helena react when Demetrius declares his love? Why?
She thinks that Demetrius is tricking her, she can't believe that Demetrius would love her
Why do Hermia and Helena argue?
Because Lysander and Demetrius love Helena and Hermia thinks that they are playing a sick joke on her
Who challenges whom to a duel?
They both challenge each other
What does Oberon order Puck to do to set things right on earth?
Put the nectar on Lysanders eyes
How does Oberon plan to set things right in the fairy world?
He will make everyone love who they are supposed to love
What three things does Theseus think "are compact"?
lunatics, lovers, and poets
Why does Theseus select Quince's play?
because Philostrate doesn't like it
What is the attitude of the Athenians as they watch the play?
they are confused and think that it is a silly play
When Theseus says it is almost fairy time, what time is it?
What blessings does Oberon bestow on the couples?
that they will be faithful in love and their children will have no deformities
Give an example of a malapropism in act 5?
when one of the actors messed up their lines to something that was similar but totally different meanings
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