A Midsummer Nights Dream

What are Theseus and Hippolyta discussing at the play’s start? They are discussing their wedding, which is supposed to take place in four days’ time.
How does Hippolyta come to be betrothed to Theseus? He has defeated her in battle and won her hand in marriage as a peace settlement or perhaps as the spoils of victory.
Why is Egeus disturbed? He wants his daughter, Hermia, to marry Demetrius, but she loves and desire to marry Lysander.
To whom what do Lysander and Hermia agree? They will meet on the next night in the woods and escape to Lysander’s aunt’s house to be married
What hope does Helena have by telling Demetrius of Lysander and Hermin’s fight? She anticipates the sweet pain of following to and from the appointed wood while he pursues Hermia
Who are the characters in scene two, and what do they plan? They are six craftsmen of Athens who plan to perform the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisby as an entertainment to honor the duke’s wedding day.
What will be Hermia’s fate if she refuses to marry Demetris? She will have to choose to die or live as a nun.
Why is Oberon angry with his queen? She keeps a young boy as her attendant, and Overron wants the boy for himself. She refuses to share the child.
On what mission does Oberon send Puck? Oberon sends Puck to find a flower that has been struck by Cupid’s arrow, so he may anoint the sleeping Titania, causing her to blindly fall in love with the first creature she sees upon awakening.
Upon overhearing Demetrius and helena, what does Oberon command Puck to do? He sends Puck to anoint the boy’s eyes as he sleeps so that upon waking he will see the maid and love her
Upon whose eyes does Puck apply the potion? Lysander’s eyes.
When he wakes up, who does Lysander see and love? He sees and loves Helena.
What is her reaction to his words of love? She thinks he is teasing her cruelly.
To where has Lysander disappeared when Hermia awakes? He has gone to follow Helena
why does Bottom want a prologue written for the play? He wants on written so that his character can read it to the audience, assuring them no harm will cone to the actors. He thinks the ladies will swoon or panic.
What has Puck done to Bottom? He has changed Bottoms’s head into that of an ass.
Identify the speaker: “Tie up my love’s tongue, bring him silently.” Titania
What news does Puck bring Oberon? Titania is in love with a monster, and he has successfully dosed the Athenian’s eyes.
Why does Oberon send Puck to fetch Helena? He realizes Puck’s mistake and tries to correct it by charming Demetrius to love Helena.
What is Helena’s situation at this point in the play? She is loved by Lysander and Demerius and believes they have conspired to play a cruel joke on her.
What does Helena suppose of Hermaia? She thinks Hermia has joined in the malicious pranks with he others.
What does Hermia think Helena has done? She thinks that out of jealousy Helena has made known her taller height and therefore her greater value of the two maids
Why does Oberon send Puck to confuse the two young men? They are going to fight over helena, so Oberon has Puck lead them away from each other and to sleep.
What remedy corrects the crossed-loved couples? Puck drips the potion on Lysander’s eyes so he will again love Hermia.
Why does titania giver Oberon the child? She no longer cares for him now that she has Bottm.
How does Oberon find Titania and Bottom? They are asleep in each other’s arms.
Why does Oberon remove the spell he cast over the queen? He has the boy and he pities her silly new love-pet. He wants her back to her true self.
Finding the two couples asleep in the wood, and learning of their more balanced love, what order does Theseus give? he orders that they should follow him and Hippolyta to be married in the temple.
What news does Bottom bring his companions? Their play has been chosen by he Duke as an entertainment. They must not get ready and meet at the palace.
Why do you think Shakespeare included a play within a play? Pyramus and Thisby is an ancient tale well know to audiences in Shakespeare’s time. The audience would appreciate the jests and comments.
Wy do the fairies do after the palace goes to sleep? Oberon sends them out to sing and dance and bless the new lovers on their wedding day night.
Who does Puck address at the plays end? he talks to the audience.