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  • Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    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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  • The Role Of Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    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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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck Character Analysis

    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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  • Puck As A Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    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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  • Characteristics Of Fairy In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Shakespeare’s Puck has the reputation of being the master of wickedness among the other fairies, what is most memorable image of A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Puck. Both, folk Pooka and Puck, are presented as mischievous, deceitful creatures. The English Pooka was a respected and feared fairy. But merry Shakespeare’s Puck seems to stay against the pivotal, evil reputation of his kind that was rooted in tradition, and is presented as someone who brings joy and entertainment. He is capable of cruel…

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  • The Use Of Love And Magic In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    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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  • Types Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    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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  • Themes Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Oberon and titania were first mentioned when they were arguing over a little indian. Oberon wanted the little indian boy to be his henchman. However, Titania wanted to keep the little boy because she adopted it from one of her worshippers who died in childbirth. The acrimonious Oberon decided he would manipulate Titania into giving him the little indian boy. Oberon said, “the next thing then she waking looks upon be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull, on meddling monkey or on busy ape she shall…

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Analysis

    He tries to manipulate the situation so that Helena gets her love, Lysander and Hermia stay together, and he can teach Titania a lesson on how to be a submissive and adoring wife. However, just as the laborers' play turns a tragic drama into a comedy, so does Oberon's when Puck accidentally puts the love-potion on the eyes of the wrong man. And yet Oberon's play also serves a counter purpose to the laborers' play. While the laborers' awful performance seems to suggest the limit of the theater,…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between A Midsummer Night's Dream And The Tempest

    to show the difference between the two kings of his plays. Oberon and Prospero contribute largely to the events that occur in both comedies- Oberon instructs Puck to create the love potion in “Dream” and Prospero got Ariel to help him capsize the ship the Duke of Milan, is on in “Tempest”. Inevitably, readers will compare the similarities and differences they have because of the same role they are given in both plays. Most notably, a few points of comparison will come to mind: the leadership…

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