3.05 Quiz: A Midsummer Night’s Dream C

TheseusHippolyta, I wooed thee with my sword,And won thy love doing thee injuries;But I will wed thee in another key,With pomp, with triumph, and with reveling.What does Theseus mean by “I will wed thee in another key”? We had a rough start, but I want our wedding to be a happy celebration.
TheseusHippolyta, I wooed thee with my sword,And won thy love doing thee injuries;But I will wed thee in another key,With pomp, with triumph, and with reveling.Which mood is created in this excerpt? The words won and will create a determined and purposeful mood.
LysanderAnd, which is more than all these boasts can be,I am beloved of beauteous Hermia.Why should not I then prosecute my right?Which statement best explains what Lysander is saying in this scene? Most important, Hermia loves me, so why shouldn’t I marry her?
LysanderDemetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head,Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena,And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes,Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry,Upon this spotted and inconstant man.Which statement best explains what is being said in this excerpt? Demetrius wooed Helena and now she’s in love with him, but he ignores her.
Hermia[Awakening]Help me, Lysander, help me! Do thy bestTo pluck this crawling serpent from my breast.Ay me, for pity! What a dream was here!Lysander, look how I do quake with fear.Methought a serpent ate my heart away,And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.Which mood does the imagery of Hermia’s dream create in this excerpt? The image of the serpent eating Hermia’s heart creates a frightening mood.
HelenaNo, no, I am as ugly as a bear,For beasts that meet me run away for fear.Therefore no marvel though DemetriusDo as a monster fly my presence thus.Which mood does the simile “I am as ugly as a bear” create? The mood is sad; Helena is devastated that Demetrius has run away from her.
HelenaI am your spaniel, and, Demetrius,The more you beat me I will fawn on you.Use me but as your spaniel: spurn me, strike me,Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,Unworthy as I am, to follow you.In this passage Helena speaks of herself as Demetrius’s spaniel.Which tone does this metaphor create in this excerpt? The tone is pleading; she doesn’t care if he treats her like a dog, as long as she can follow him.
Bottom uses words incorrectly:We will meet, and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously.How does Bottom’s misuse of words create a tone for the scenes with Bottom and his friends? Bottom tries to use big words to create a formal tone, but he misuses the words, which creates a funnier, more informal tone.
Of the many plots in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which plot does Shakespeare focus on during the exposition and why? the four-lovers plot because it drives the action of the rest of the play
Shakespeare uses parallel plots throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and those plots frequently intersect. Focus on what happens when Oberon tells Robin to help Helena.How does Robin’s effort to help Helena create surprise or increased tension for the audience? Robin puts juice in Lysander’s eyes, causing him to fall in love with Helena. This action surprises the audience and also builds tension because there will be conflict between Lysander and Demetrius.