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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The duke of Athens; a heroic man, noble in appearance, and dignified
A queen of the Amazons; warrior, fierce; a beautiful woman, now engaged to marry Theseus
A young Athenian man who is in love with a girl named Hermia
Another young Athenian man who is also in love with Hermia
A young, pretty Athenian woman who is self-conscious about her short stature; in love with Lysander, although her father wants her to marry Demetrius
A young Athenian who is self-conscious because she is quite tall; in love with Demetrius; a long-time friend of Hermia
Hermia's father; controlling of his daughter
A servant of Theseus; responsible for organizing things
A carpenter and would-be actor who tries to organize the performance
Another woodworker and would be actor; has the role of a lion in the play
A weaver who gets the lead role in the play
A bellows-mender whose beard is just beginning to grow; assigned to play the role of a young woman in the play
Handyman who plays the role of a wall
A tailor who plays moonshine in the show
The fairy king, who begins the play angry at his wife and eager to punish her for displeasing him
The fairy queen, beautiful and determined to get her way
Otherwise known as Robin Goodfellow; a comical and mischievous fairy who works for Oberon and especially enjoys playing tricks on humans; a major role; Oberon's right hand man, his jester; He's a fairy/hobgoblin
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed, as well as others
What powers do fairies have?
Can be invisible, transform you, make you magical, flight, illusion
What is the significance of the references to four days?
Four days until the wedding and Hermia has to make her decision.
Hermia wants to marry Lysander instead of Demetrius. Egeus is upset that Hermia is disobeying him. Egeus wants Theseus to enforce Athenian law and if Hermia continues to disobey him to give Egeus the legal justification to kill Hermia.
What has upset Egeus? What does he want Theseus to do?
To marry Demetrius, die, be exiled from Athens, or to become a nun
According to Theseus, what are Hermia's options?
He dated Helena while he was engaged to Hermia
What do we learn about Demetrius' past?
Run away to Lysander's aunts house. She is now a widow and is very wealthy. They plan to get married there and live there
What do Hermia and Lysander decide to do [regarding Egeus]?
Demetrius ignoring her and loving Hermia. [Before Hermia and Helena were said to be of equal beauty]
What has badly shaken Helena's self- confidence?
She hopes Demetrius will love her for helping him out, and love her instead of Hermia
Why does Helena decide to tell Demetrius about Hermia and Lysander's plan to run away
The duke of Athens.
Dignified, demanding, rational, controlling, and reasonable
Theseus: personality traits
Engaged to Theseus because he beat her in battle and hurt her.
Beautiful woman, warrior/fierce
Hippolyta: Personality Traits
Controlling of daughter
Egeus: Personality Traits
Young and pretty. Self-consious about her short stature. In love with Lysander. Rebellious against father. Knows love is hard.
Hermia: Personality Traits
In love with Hermia. Stands up for himself/love. Logical/runs away from problems. Caring; shows he cares for Hermia through gifts. Love is never easy.
Lysander: Personality Traits
In love with Hermia, two-timer, unfaithful man
Demetrius: Personality Traits
Self-conscious because she is quite tall. In love with Demetrius. Not a loyal friend. Fights dirty/will do anything to get Demetrius. Heart broken. Pretty, but not as pretty as Hermia.
Helena: Personality Traits
They don't seem professional. They don't get along. They are lower class amateurs. It is more like "community theater."
What are your general impressions of the mechanicals
"Pyramus and Thisbe." The play is for the wedding (Duke and Dutchess).
What play do the mechanicals plan to preform? What is the occasion?
Peter gave out the parts as he wished and did not let anyone switch roles. He assigns role based on personality. He had trouble keeping them in line and controlling them.
Describe Peter Quince's role assignments.
The men plan to rehearse in the woods at the Duke's Oak the next night. Hermia and Lysander will be there trying to run away. Helena and Demetrius will follow them.
Where do the men plan to rehearse? When? Do you see any connections with the end of the previous scene?
Direction, not most competent person to be direction the play, controlling
Peter Quince: Personality Traits
Jerk, annoying, cocky, boisterous, likes spotlight
Nick Bottom: Personality Traits
About to grow first beard, reluctant to play woman, would like to be thought of as more masculine
Francis Flute: Personality Traits
Accepting, easy-going, shy
Robin Starveling: Personality Traits
Just takes the part (accepting)
Who plays Pyramus in the mechanicals
Who plays Thisbe in the mechanicals
Who is the director and Thisbe's father in the mechanicals
Who plays the wall and Pyramus's father
Who plays the moonlight and Thisbe's mother in the mechanicals
Who plays the lion in the mechanicals
What is nick bottom job
The bellows mender
What is Francis Flutes job
What is Tom snouts job
What is robin Starveling's job
What is snug's job
What is peter quince's job
Jealous, mischievous, loves Titania, has compassion for Helena [He is being a jerk and wants to punish Demetrius for being a jerk], demanding, controlling, stubborn
Oberon: Personality Trait
Strong, independent, loves children, loyal to friends, stubborn
Titania: Personality Trait
mischievous, naughty, funny, follower
Puck: Personality Trait
Titania is giving Oberon less attention because all her attention is going to the Indian baby.
What is the cause of the quarrel between Oberon and Titania?
Love-in-idleness. Oberon wants to use the potion for revenge on Titania.
What does Oberon send Puck to find? Why?
Helena is obsessed with Demetrius and is stalking him. Demetrius hates Helena and tries to get rid of her.
How would you describe the interaction of Helena and Demetrius when they come upon the scene?
Plans on making Demetrius fall in love with Helena.
How does Oberon plan to intervene in the humans' situation?
What parts of the play might be problematic and scare the audience.
What do the mechanicals discuss in the first part of Act 3, scene 1?
Make him a donkey head.
What does Puck do to Nick Bottom
He doesn't realize and thinks his friends are playing a joke on him.
How does Bottom react to the change in his appearance?
She woke to Bottom singing and the appearance of him being a donkey
What does Titania awaken to hear and see?
He wanted Titania to fall in love with someone and she fell in love with Nick Bottom who has a donkey face.
Why does Oberon say, "This falls out better than I could devise" in act 3, scene 2?
He sees Helena and falls in love with her.
What happens when Demetrius awakes after the love potion is put in his eyes by Oberon
She thinks they're mocking her. She has low self esteem and thinking no one likes her.
How does Helena respond to the fact that both Demetrius and Lysander now claim to love her? Why does she react that way?
She's feisty, strong, willing to step to when need be. She is insecure about her short stature.
What new aspect of Hermia's character come to light when Helena and Hermia get in a fight
That they need to fix the situation between the lovers before day breaks.
What do Puck and Oberon agree must be done quickly?
Demetrius and Lysander both love Hermia.Who did Lysander and Demetrius love in Act 1?
Who did Lysander and Demetrius love in Act 1?
Demetrius and Lysander both love Helena.
Who did Lysander and Demetrius love in Act 2-3?
Lysander loves Hermia. Demetrius loves Helena.
Who did Lysander and Demetrius love at the end of the book?
That she fell in love with a donkey(doesn't remember giving boy away).
When Titania awakens, what does she recall dreaming? What is her reaction?
Morning was coming and fairies cant be out in daylight.
Why are Titania and Oberon in a hurry to leave?
Helena, Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander.
What do Theseus, Hippolyta, and Egeus find in the forest?
He wants Quince to write a song about his dream called "Bottom's dream" because it has no bottom.
What does Bottom say in his prose soliloquy at the end of scene 1?
Bottom is missing and they cannot put on the play without Bottom.
What worries the mechanicals before the play
It was in Babylon. The story is similar to Romeo and Juliet. It shows the foolish things people do for love (such as killing themselves when they think their lover is dead, though they may not truly be dead). *2 lovers, wall, lion, parent's don't approve
Summarize the myth about Pyramus and Thisbe.
He dreamt that his head turned into a donkey's head and Titania treated him like a king cause she loves him. He was thinking "I just had the best dream!"
What does Nick Bottom recall dreaming? What was his reaction?
She dreamt that Lysander left her for Helena. Her reaction was, "wow what a crazy dream."
What does Hermia recall dreaming? What was her reaction?
He dreamt that he left Hermia to pursue Helena because he fell in love with her. His reaction was that he had a crazy dream that wasn't true because he loves Hermia.
What does Lysander recall dreaming? What was his reaction?
He dreamt he fell in love with Helena and had to try to win her over against Lysander. His reaction was, "I'm okay with it, I had a crazy dream."
What does Demetrius recall dreaming? What was his reaction?
She dreamt that Demetrius and Lysander pretended to love her to mock that no body loves her. Her reaction was that she liked that Demetrius loves her and forgets that she thought they were mocking her.
What does Helena recall dreaming? What was her reaction?
Hippolyta thinks it did happen because they all have the same story. Theseus thinks it's their imagination. He says that lovers, madmen, and poets minds turn to hyper action mush.
How do Hippolyta and Theseus differ in their responses to the four young lovers' stories about the previous night?
He thinks the play is terrible and advises Theseus to only watch the play if you want to make fun of them. It's supposed to be a tragedy but he was laughing because it was so bad.
How did Philostrate react when he saw a rehearsal of the play?
It says to not be afraid and that the swords aren't real. He also says Bottom isn't really Pyramus. He accidentally insults the audience by thinking they are so dumb that they wouldn't know these things are fake. Basically the whole play is given away.
What is the meaning of the first prologue?
It says that the gut is the wall, there is a chink in the wall, and the lovers talk through the chink.
What does the second prologue accomplish?
Not very effective
How effective is Bottom's portrayal of Pyramus?
Midnight (fairy hour).
What time is it as the play draws to a close?
To bless the 3 couples.
-Children will be fortunate
-Children will be pretty (without physical deformities)
-Safe, peaceful, without enemies
-Couples will be in love and faithful forever
Why have the fairies all gathered at the palace?
IF we have offended anyone we're sorry, if you're still offended pretend it's a dream, and we'll make it up to you. Shakespeare does this because he makes fun of many people through out the play.
What does Puck say in his closing comments?
Characters: Hermia, Helena, Lysander, Demetrius
Setting: Athens Greece 12th century during midsummer (summer solstice)
What is the Exposition in the play?
1) Lysander and Hermia decide to run away
2) Helena tells Demetrius and they enter the woods
3) Oberon getting involved (sees Demetrius being mean to Helena)
4) Puck puts love potion on wrong eyes
5) Oberon getting involved again when he sees Pucks mistake
6) Both guys want Helena
What are the Rising Actions?
Pucks puts the antidote in Lysander's eyes
What is the Climax?
Oberon takes the love potion off of the lovers and in the end everyone gets married
What is the Resolution?
Themes of AMSND
1. Dreams can affect a persons reality
2. Love never did truly run smooth
3. Judging others on their abilities can affect everyone in a negative way
4. Truth can help a person understand more about themselves
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