Part 3: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – English 1 Final

Puck Also known as Robin Goodfellow, Puck is Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals. (Closest thing to protagonist)
Oberon The king of the fairies, Oberon is initially at odds with his wife, Titania, because she refuses to relinquish control of a young Indian prince whom he wants for a knight.
Titania The beautiful queen of the fairies, Titania resists the attempts of her husband, Oberon, to make a knight of the young Indian prince that she has been given.
Lysander A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia. Cannot marry Hermia because of her father and so they run away together to get married. But, he becomes the victim of the love potion and wakes up in love with Helena.
Demetrius A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena. He wants to marry Hermia but she doesn’t love him. After the love potion he loves Helena but then ultimately falls in love with her for real.
Hermia Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena. Self-conscious about her short stature, Hermia suspects that Helena has wooed the men with her height. By morning, however, Puck has sorted matters out with the love potion, and Lysander’s love for Hermia is restored.
Helena A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius. Demetrius and Helena were once betrothed, but when Demetrius met Helena’s friend Hermia, he fell in love with her and abandoned Helena. Lacking confidence in her looks, Helena thinks that Demetrius and Lysander are mocking her when the fairies’ mischief causes them to fall in love with her.
Egeus Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus: Egeus has given Demetrius permission to marry Hermia, but Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius.
Theseus The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta. Theseus represents power and order throughout the play.
Hippolyta The legendary queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus. Like Theseus, she symbolizes order.
Nick Bottom The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Bottom is full of advice and self-confidence but frequently makes silly mistakes and misuses language.
Peter Quince A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration. Quince is often shoved aside by the abundantly confident Bottom.

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