“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Archetypes – William Shakespeare

Main Ruler/leader Theseus- Duke of Athens
Other ruler/leader Hippolyta- Queen of the Amazons
Father/protector Egeus
Ruler or sinner Oberon- King of the Fairies
Mother/nurturer Titania- Queen of the Fairies
Trickster or sinner Puck (Robin Goodfellow)
The lover Hermia
Hero Lysander
The lover or victim Helena
Villain Demetrius
The fool Nick Bottom
Father/protector Peter Quince
Fools Flute, Snout, Starveling, Snug