A Midsummer Night's Dream (Group A)

Act 1,Scene 1,Lines 180-217 & Act 2,Scene 1,Lines 146-182

Group Member's

Meg M. as Helena (act 1, scene 1)

Madison Z. as Hermia (act 1, scene 1)

Landon A. as Lysander (act 1, scene 1)

CJ M. as Oberon (act 1, scene 2)

Landon A. as Puck (act 1,scene 2)

Summary (Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 180-217.)

Helena meets Hermia & Lysander and Helena rants to Hermia about how much she wishes she was just like Hermia, looks and all; while Hermia says she tries to change Demetruis' mind of loving her. In the end of the scene Hermia & Lysander tell Helena of their plan to escape to the forest forever.

Summary (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 146-182).

Oberon talks to puck about how he heard a sea mermaid's music and how it created the rude sea grew civil at her song. He talks about how cupid shot an arrow and missed; which hit a western flower making and anyone that dropped it in there eyelid madly dote to the first living creature it sees.

Most Important Quote

Hermia: "Lysander and myself will fly this place". (Act 1, Scene 1, Line # 203).

This quote is important, because it shows she is going to disregard her father's orders.


Oberon: "I'll watch Titania when she is asleep And drop the liquor of it in her eyes". (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 177-178) This quote is important, because its show how he wants to get back on her for the things she has done to him.

Character Analysis

Helena: She is a very expressive maiden and nobody loves her, but she still tries to fight for the love of Demetrius. She is trying to keep Demetrius from marrying Hermia. She encounters that Demetrius does not love her and very insecure.


Hermia: Very defiant of her father and stubborn/rebellious. She creates the main conflict through the love triangle of all the characters.


Lysander: He loves Hermia and he wants to get married with Hermia as fast as possible which makes him rebellious.Yet, he is not allowed by law to marry Hermia. So decides to escape to get married in the woods some where causing characters to roam in the forests.


Puck: He is a Servant to Oberon, but is often clueless and does not listen to his instructions causing him to fail his master's orders. He messed up by giving the potion to Lysander instead of Demetrius. This messes up the love triangle between all characters.


Oberon: He the King of Fairies and very vengeful, forceful, and demanding. He gives Puck the order to give the flower to a man in Athenian clothing. Puck did not listen and caused his plan to fail.

Theme

    A Midsummer Night's Dream as a play and identifying Shakespeare's social and political commentary. The dominant theme in A Midsummer Night's Dream is love, a subject to which Shakespeare returns constantly in his comedies.