Puck the Prankster

Shelby Crockett

People’s Actions Can Influence Other People’s Lives.

Throughout the whole play when Puck was present he was always pulling some type of Prank, and it effected many people's life. For example, Puck is trying to find Demetrius and Helena but he winds up finding Lysander. Thinking that he is Demetrius he follows Oberon's orders. Although he doesn't realize he gives the flower juice to the wrong person, Lysander wakes, "And run through fire I will for thy sweet sake. Transparent Helena" (II. ii. 77-78). This action influenced Lysanders life because he is now in love with Helena whom he woke up to, a completely different person than who he truly loves. Puck is obviously clueless to the fact that it is the wrong person. This shows how people actions can influence other peoples life due to the fact that Puck changed someones life.

There is Magic in the World

Throughout A Midsummer Nights Dream Puck demonstrates that there is magic in the world. He is sent by Oberon, king of fairies, to find the flower and is told to apply its juice to the eyes of Demetrius to make him fall in love with Helena. Although he finds the wrong person he states, "Churl, upon thy eyes I throw all the power this charm doth owe" (II. ii. 57-58). Puck is using magic on Lysander, although he thinks that it is Demetrius. Lysander wakes up to being in love with Helena with the help of the magic through the flower juice. This proves that there is magic in the world due to the fact that . Puck is not very smart.

Chaos and confusion are necessary parts of life.

In the Midsummer Nights Dream story, Puck causes a lot of chaos and confusion and he finds it humorous. In act two puck is talking to a fairy and the fairy think of him as the mischievous one. He states, "I jest to Oberon and make him smile when I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile, neighing in likeness of a filly foal' (II. i. 30-32). This quote says that he likes to make Oberon laugh by doing funny things, and he also likes messing with people to make himself laugh. This tells me that Puck thinks that chaos and confusion are necessary parts of life due to the fact that he causes so much confusion.

My Similarities to Puck

Puck likes to be loud and obnoxious and, although I'm quiet in school I am obnoxious outside of school. Puck is a very mischievous person and I don't see myself as very mischievous. I don't think there is magic in the world it was just in the story. I think that chaos and confusion are necessary parts of life just to keep people interested in life. I also think that other people actions can influence peoples life's because one person can cause something and as a result it could effect someone.