3.10 Quiz: A Midsummer Night’s Dream G

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—nothingimpaired, but all disordered….Which tone does the simile “his speech was like a tangled chain” create? It creates a humorous tone by comparing Quince’s speech to something disorganized and hard to follow.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, how does Shakespeare use a character’s name to create humor? Bottom’s name has multiple meanings, which are comedic because he acts foolishly and actually has the head of an ass through part of the play.
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.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy with a romantic theme.Which statement best expresses one of the play’s themes about love? True love is worth overcoming obstacles to attain.
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.
The theme of the difference between dreams and reality is important in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.How does the scene when Oberon removes the spell from Titania and Robin removes it from Bottom explore this theme? Titania and Bottom believe that they have been dreaming once the spell is removed.
Shakespeare often gives the audience information that some characters do not have.How does Shakespeare increase the tension in the plot line of Bottom and his friends by giving the audience information that one or more of the characters does not have? The audience knows Titania, under the spell, is sleeping near where Bottom and his friends rehearse. This knowledge builds tension because the audience wonders what will happen if they will accidentally wake Titania up.
Read the passage.excerpt from Act III, Scene 1, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William ShakespeareTitaniaCome, wait upon him. Lead him to my bower.The moon, methinks, looks with a wat’ry eye,And when she weeps, weeps every little flower,Lamenting some enforcèd chastity.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 2, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William ShakespeareOberonI know a bank where the wild thyme blows,Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,With sweet muskroses, and with eglantine.How does this passage create a sense of place? It provides a detailed description of a lovely, natural setting.
Read the passage.excerpt from Act V, Scene 1, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William ShakespeareOberonNow, until the break of day,Through this house each fairy stray.To the best bride-bed will we,Which by us shall blessèd be,And the issue there createEver shall be fortunate.So shall all the couples threeEver true in loving be,…What is the tone of this excerpt and how does the language create it? Formal tone: It rhymes and uses a formal sentence structure.