Midsummer Night's Dream
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Duke of Athens: a mighty warrior who has recently conquered the Amazons and is marrying their Queen, Hippolyta.
Legendary Queen of the Amazons: She is not depicted as a warrior out to escape her captivity. In fact, Hippolyta appears to be happy to be by his side.
Hermia's Father: Tries to keep his daughter, Hermia, from marrying Lysander the man she loves.
Egeus's daughter: Her refusal to marry Demetrius sets the play's action in motion.
Hermia's love interest: A handsome youth who runs away and elopes with Hermia in the woods.
Helena's love interest: He woos Hermia even though he was betrothed to Helena.
No one's love interest: Love and dotes on Demetrius as if he is an idol.
Director of the play "Pyramus and Thisbe"
Queen of the Fairies
King of the Fairies
Mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals
Who plays Pyramus?
Who is called a 'puppet' and 'minimus' because of her height?
Who is called a 'painted maypole'?
After awakening in the forest, who claims he will go through fire for Helena?
Who writes the prologue for the play?
What animal is represented in the play?
Which man does Hermia's father want her to marry?
Where do Lysander and Hermia plan to be married?
Lysander's aunt's house
What does Oberon want that Titania refuses to give him?
Her attendant, an Indian prince
Who brings the complaint against Hermia to Theseus in Act 1?
Who is Hippolyta the queen of?
Demetrius is ___ at the end of the play?
still under a spell
What does Titania say when she awakens to Bottom singing?
She thinks he's beautiful and loves him.
What prank does Puck play on Bottom?
He changes his head into that of an donkey.
How many weddings take place in the play?
Who says, "I will go tell him of fair Hermia's flight"?
Helena says it.
Who says, "...may I know the worst that may befall me in this case, if I refuse to wed Demetrius"?
Hermia says it.
is a comparison between two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
A metaphor is
a comparison between two things as if they were the same.
giving a non-human things human characteristics
the repetition of the first sound in words in a line
Where do the majority of the characters end up meeting?
the woods, under the Great Oak
Why does Titania want to keep the changeling (young Indian boy)?
it is the son of a friend who died
What is a changeling
a beautiful human child stolen by fairies
Where does Oberon's love potion come from?
a flower struck by Cupid's arrow
English audiences would have understood that this play pokes from at whom?
The Queen of England who once threatened the lives of the actors
How does Helena react to Demetrius's verbal abuse?
She continues to chase him.
Who says, "Do I entice you? Do I speak you fair? Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth tell you, I do not nor I cannot love you."
Demetrius says it.
How does Helena react when Lysander says he loves her?
She thinks he is making fun of her.
What does Hermia dream?
That a snake is eating her heart and Lysander is laughing
"You spotted snakes with double tongue." This quote contains
Why does Oberon remove the spell from Titania?
He has the boy and placed the spell to embarrass her.
After finding all the lovers in the woods, what does Theseus decide?
They will all be married
When Bottom awakens, what does he think has happened?
He has had a strange dream.
What sort of comments are made by the audience during the play?
They make fun of the actors and think the play is silly.
What is humorous about Pyramus' death?
It's very long and drawn out
Who is Puck talking to in the final speech?
Puck says that if the audience is offended they should ____.
pretend they were dreaming
"The lion is a very fox for his valor."
Who says, "I am the merry wanderer of the night. I jest to Oberon..."
Puck says it
Who says, "What hast thou done? Thou hast mistaken quite, and laid the love-juice on some true-love's sight."?
Oberon says it
Who says, "You have her father's love, Demetrius; Let me have Hermias. Do you marry him?"
Lysander says it
Who says, "I beg the ancient privilege of Athens, as she is mine, I may dispose of her"?
Egeus says it
What is the climax of the play?
The four lovers fight in the woods.
Why do the fairies appear at the end of the play?
They bless the marriages.
Which theme best describes the relationships between the four lovers, Oberon and Titania?
Love is the most powerful emotion we feel.
Bottom's claim that the fellow actors are trying to make an ass of him is an example of which literary device?
Dramatic irony (the audience gets the pun, but the actor does not).
Hermia's dream that a snake has stolen her heart is an example of which literary device?
Helena says "We cannot fight for love as men do." Which theme is this an example of?
In love, men and women have different roles to play.
Hippolyta says, "I was with Hercules and Cadmus once,/When in a wood of Crete they bay'd the bear/With hounds of Sparta; never did I hear". This is an example of which literary device?
Allusion (refers to a story from Greek mythology)
What is unusual about the story of Midsummer Night's Dream?
It contains a play within a play.
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