Essay on A Midsummer 's Night Dream

1515 Words Oct 12th, 2016 7 Pages
To understand “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, one needs to know that there are three worlds happening in this play; there is the human world with the Athenians, the Fairy world, and a “play within a play” that the Mechanicals put on. The action starts when Theseus tells Hermia she has four days to decide whether she is going to marry Demetrius, become a nun or be put to death. While this is happening in the human world the fairy king, Oberon wants a child that the fairy queen, Titania is raising. She denies him of the child, which angers Oberon; in retaliation he tells Puck to gather a flower that will make Titania fall in love with the first creature she sees. Overhearing an argument between Helena, who loves Demetrius, and Demetrius, Oberon instructs Puck to put Demetrius under the spell so that he will return Helena 's love. Demetrius flew to the woods to find Hermia before she ran away with Lysander to marry him. Puck, mistaking the two men, puts love potion on Lysander 's eyes not Demetrius, and when he awakes he falls madly in love with Helena. Puck trying to fix his mistake, puts the potion on Demetrius’s eyes, however in the end both men fall in love with Helena and try to fight for her love. While this is happening, Titania was put under the spell and fell in love with an ass, who happened to be one of the Mechanicals, named Bottom. In the end, Puck fixed his potion problem and the lovers were allowed to marry who they wanted, and at the wedding of Theseus and…

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