3.10: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quiz

In Act V of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quince presents the prologue for “Pyramus and Thisbe.” When the prologue is over, Theseus says: His speech was like a tangled chain – Nothing impaired, but all disordered… Which tone does the simile “his speech was like a tangled chain” create? It creates a humorous tone by compairing Quince’s speech to something disorganized and hard to follow.
Why did Shakespeare choose to name a character “Bottom” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? His name is a joke that connects to his behavior and to what happens to him.
How does the appearance of the fairies in the denouement of A Midsummer Night’s Dream affect the tone of the play? After the silliness and disorder of the “play within a play,” the fairies bring a tone of peace and order.
Which statement best expresses one of the themes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Love can make people act crazy.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a romantic theme. How does the attitude toward love develop or change over the course of the play? The play begins by focusing on love’s problems, but ends by focusing on the joy true love brings.
One theme in A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the question of reality: What is real and what is a Dream?How does the ending of the play explore this theme? Robin makes a final speech that invites the audience to think of the whole play as a dream.
How does Shakespeare use the Oberon-Titania plot to create tension or surprise in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Robin and Oberon’s attempts to help the lovers make everything worse, which causes conflict among the four lovers.
Read the passage: excerpt from Act III, Scene 1, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Which line from the excerpt expresses a sense of time? “The moon, methinks, looks with a wat’ry eye”
Read the passage: Excerpt from Act II, Scene 1, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. How does this passage create a sense of place? The fairy describes how she wanders through the world at night.
Read the passage: Excerpt from Act V, Scene 1, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.What is the tone of this excerpt and how does the language create it? Formal tone: it rhymes and uses formal sentence structure.