Puck's Soliloquy

Background

In MIdsummer Night's Dream Puck is a mischievous Fairy that always screws up everything he does when Oberon asks him to make Helena and Demetrius in love he makes Lysander fall in love with her instead and then when he fixes it there is a love triangle going on between Lysander -Demetrius - and Helena is pushed to the back burner.

Explanation of Puck's Solilquoy

At the end of MIdsummer NIght's Dream Puck makes a direct speech and steps out of his character to the audience and basically says: If the play has offended anyone think as if all of this was a dream, Overall he's saying if you didn't enjoy the play think of it as a dream and dreams do go away and you begin to forget them . "If we shadows have offended think , but this and all is mended." meaning if you didn't like the way we acted we apologize. Actors were referred to as shadows because you often encounter shadows in your dreams and magical spirits overall it is something unbelievable depending on how you look at it.
Puck monologue in A Midsummer night's Dream

Puck's Soliloquoy

Puck’s Soliloquy Scene 5 Act 1 line 423-438

423 If we shadows have offended,

424 Think but this, and all is mended,

425 That you have but slumber'd here

426 While these visions did appear.

427 And this weak and idle theme,

428 No more yielding but a dream,

429 Gentles, do not reprehend:

430 if you pardon, we will mend:

431 And, as I am an honest Puck,

432 If we have unearned luck

433 Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,

434 We will make amends ere long;

435 Else the Puck a liar call;

436 So, good night unto you all.

437 Give me your hands, if we be friends,

438 And Robin shall restore amends.