Puck's Monologue

Presented by Cinque Harris


If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

Exposition and Setting

This takes place in Act Five, scene one of the story. Puck is a fairy/Jester in the Midsummer's Night Dream play. Shakespeare has the setting of this quote during the last appearances Puck has. The theme of the text is an apology to anyone he may have offended.