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    In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck serves as Shakespeare's voice in the play. He is no regular character, shown by the fact he is the only single person in the play, taking him out of both the fairy and mortal world. Puck not only uses the characters to his liking, but also his audience. Puck is the mischievous sprite who serves Oberon, the Fairy King. Puck or Robin Goodfellow is a sprite or fairy who plays annoying tricks on people or helps them out with their chores (Bhattacharjee 1). This explains why Puck brags to us about all the times he's been a hassle to local villagers by damaging barrels of ale and ruining the batches of butter (Mays 1304). Puck loves to pull a great prank more than anything else. After transforming…

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    In Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare three stories are combined to make a comedy. One of these includes Oberon, king of the faries, has a jester named Puck. First introduced in Act 2, Scene 1, Puck loves to play tricks on people for laughter and fun. ”Sometime for three-foot stool mistaketh me; Then slip I from her bum, down topples she”(II.52-3). Puck turns into a stool and when she is sitting on it, he moves away and she falls. Later, Nick Bottom’s head was changed into a asses…

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    Athens, to Hippolyta, and dramatizes the idea that “the course of true love never did run smooth” (Shakespeare 1265). There are plentiful characters throughout this play, but none other of importance than the fairy Puck A.K.A. (Robin Goodfellow). To many critics, Puck is considered the main character because he brings the whole entire plot together, without him the play would not make sense. Without his…

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    Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck, a fairy and servant of Oberon, exhibits these traits. He is self-centered and loves to make a joke out of others by fooling them. Through Puck’s speech and actions, he can be characterized as mischievous and arrogant. Puck is displayed as mischievous through his actions done on other characters. When Puck is communicating with an unnamed fairy, the fairy states that Puck “Mislead night wanderers, laughing at their harm?” (2.1.40). The phrase,…

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    In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck is Oberon’s confidant throughout the play. He is also known as Robin Goodfellow, an elf with supernatural abilities. He can transform others, shapeshift, and imitate voices. Based on the in-class discussion, he is not necessarily evil, if one assumes. In fact, he loves to play tricks on others at the expense of the consequences, which result in a commotion. One example is mistaking Lysander for Demetrius as he applies the love potion on Lysander’s…

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    Mischievous Puck In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Robin Goodfellow, also known as puck, is more than just another character. Puck is known from English mythology known for creating mischief, and Shakespeare makes a fitting character to the name. Puck is an important character in the play. What Puck is known for plays a big role. He creates tension among other characters, and restores the peace. Puck’s mythological origins are played well in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Puck creates…

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    father, Egeus, wants Hermia to marry Demetrius or be put to death according to law or live the rest of her days as a nun. The rising action - Titania and Oberon quarrel. Lysander and Hermia run off together and get lost in the woods and Demetrius and Helena follow them. Puck has interfered with the Mechanicals' rehearsal by transforming their main character into a beast and sending the others off screaming into the woods. The climax - Lysander and Demetrius fight.…

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    [Enter Puck] Here comes Puck , This crazy guy What news do you have at this time? (6-34)Puck: Titania is in love with a monster! These idiots were working on a play for Theseus and Titania’s wedding, When the dumbest one playing Pyramus decided to wait for his cue in the bushes. I decided it was a good opportunity to put a donkey’s head on him, And when he went back on stage to talk to Thisbe, Everyone saw the mask and got scared and ran away. Everyone lost their common sense and started…

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    Two of the main themes discussed in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are love and magic, and one must reflect on how the two correlate between the main characters. Lysander, Hermia, Helen, Demetrius, and Titania are all greatly affected by the use of magic in this story. They seem to already struggle with developing relationships, and the tricky, unpredictable use of magic is of no help to them. In this essay, I will prove that magic undeniably has a negative effect on love and…

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    continues, Oberon overhears Helena’s professing of her love and vows that Demetrius will love her (2.1.245-246). There is love by magic in the play in the form of liquid from a purple flower which Oberon orders Puck to find (2.1.173). Puck being a loyal follower of Oberon, another form of love, quickly retrieves the magic flower and returns (2.1.248) Oberon instructs Puck to use the magic liquid on Demetrius, so he would love Helena more than she loved him (2.1.266). The instructions came…

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