A Midsummer Nights Dream

Theseus The duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta. Appears only in the beginning and the end of the story, removed from the green world (forest).
Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus.
Egeus Hermia’s father. Complains to Theseus about his daughter because Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius because she is in love with Lysander. He threatens her with the Athenian law, she will do as he says of be put to death. He is also removed from the green world.
Hermia Egeus’s daughter. She is in love with Lysander. She is good friends Helena. She gets self-conscious when Lysander and Demetrius suddenly fall in love with Helena. She also gets upset with Helena for this.
Demetrius Initially in love with Hermia, but in the end is in love with Helena. He pursues Hermia when he finds out that she plans to marry Lysander in the forest. By doing this he creates an unbalance between the lovers.
Lysander In love with Hermia. His love for hermia creates conflict because her father does not want her to marry him. Therefore he for then to elope in the forest outside of the order of Athenian law. He becomes a victim of the magical mishap and wakes up in love with Hermia.
Oberon King of fairies. Is in his own conflict with his wife because he wanted to take control of a young Indian prince to make him a knight. He plans to seek revenge with the assistance of Puck to use a love-potion flower on her. This is where many of the love confusion comes from.
Titania Queen of fairies. Does not want to give up the Indian prince to Oberon. Falls in love with Bottom. Is an example of the contrast motif.
Puck (Robin Goodfellow) King Oberon’s Jester, a fairy who likes playing pranks on mortals. Though of as a protagonist? His antics are responsible for the conflicts throughout the play: he mistakes the young Athenians, applying the love potion to Lysander instead of Demetrius, thereby causing chaos within the group of young lovers; he also transforms Bottom’s head into that of an ass.
Nick bottom He going to appear in play for Theseus’s wedding as Pyramus. Very overconfident makes silly mistakes and misuses language. Titania falls in love with him by the potion and he is unaware that puck has transformed his head in to that of a donkey.
Francis Flute a man who plays Thisbe (a young girl) in the play for the king
Robin Starveing a man who play’s Thisbe’s mother in the play for the king
Tom snout a man who plays Pyramus’s father, and a wall in the play for the king
Snug a man who plays the lion in the play for the king, worring that his roar will scare the ladies in the audience
Philostrate Theseus’s Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke’s marriage celebration
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote and Mustardseed The fairies ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.
Who suggests that the audience consider whether the entire play has been a dream? Puck
Who blesses Theseus and Hippolyta with a magical charm at the end of the play? Oberon and Titania
How many weddings take place before the play-within-a-play? 3
What are Theseus and Hippolyta about to do before they discover the sleeping lovers? Listen to Theseus’s hounds baying
What food does Bottom crave after Puck’s mischief? Hay
Who tells Demetrius that Lysander and Hermia are planning to elope? Helena
In what year was Shakespeare born? 1563
Which of the craftsmen is in charge of the rehearsals? Quince
Why is the flower whose juice Oberon seeks special? One of Cupid’s arrows struck it.
Who speaks with Titania’s quartet of attendants? Bottom
Who first thinks of using the love potion on Titania? Oberon
What prank does Puck play on Bottom? He changes his head into that of an ass
With whom does Titania fall in love in Act III? Bottom
Whom does Demetrius love at the end of the play? Helena
Which of the women is afraid of fighting? Hermia
How does Puck prevent Demetrius and Lysander from fighting? By mimicking their voices and causing each to get lost in a separate part of the forest
Of whom is Hippolyta the queen? The Amazons
Who brings the complaint against Hermia to Theseus in Act I? Egeus
Why does Pyramus, in the craftsmen’s play, kill himself? Pyramus believes Thisbe has been killed by a lion because he finds her tattered garment at their meeting place.
What does Oberon want that Titania refuses to give him? Her attendant , an Indian prince
What part of her appearance does Hermia believe Helena has exploited to win Lysander’s love? Her height
Where do Lysander and Hermia plan to be married? Lysander’s aunts house
Which man does Hermia’s father want her to marry? Demetrius
Which of the young Athenians is first affected by the love potion? Lysander
Who is chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play? Snug
What are the two settings mentioned in the play? Athens and the forest outside its walls.
Which theme suggests that “the course of true love never did run smooth”. Where most of the conflict of the play comes from the troubles of romance. Although the play has to do with love, it is a comedy making fun of those who find themselves doing foolish things for love. Love’s Difficulty
Which theme suggests that loves is explored through multiple love interests throughout the play that create an unbalance between characters Loves’s Difficulty
Which theme brings about the supernatural elements to the the play. It brings about conflict the characters love situations but also solutions at the end of the play. for example when puck mistakenly applies the love potion to Lysanders’ eyes Magic
Which theme recurs when the characters attempt to explain the bizarre events that are occurring to them. For ex: Puck at the end of the play tells the audience that if they disliked the play that they should remember it as nothing more than a dream Dreams
Motif that the entire play consists of opposites and doubles that creates a surreal atmosphere. such as Helena being tall and Herminia being short. Contrast
Symbol Shakespeare uses particular characters, the ruler of Athens and his warrior bride, to represent order and stability, to contrast with the uncertainty, instability, and darkness of most of the play. Theseus and Hippolyta
Symbol of the unreasoning, fickle, erratic, and undeniably powerful nature of love, which can lead to inexplicable and bizarre behavior and cannot be resisted. The Love Potion
Symbol of the play that represents the play. Because the craftsmen are such bumbling actors, their performance satirizes the melodramatic Athenian lovers and gives the play a purely joyful, comedic ending. Pyramus and Thisbe face parental disapproval in the play-within-a-play, just as Hermia and Lysander do. The Craftsman’s Play