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Characteristics Of Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedic play about a complex love relationship between four lovers, Hermia, Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius. The king of fairies, Oberon orders a hobgoblin named Robin Goodfellow or “puck” to retrieve an extraordinary flower so he can put the juice into the queen of fairies, Titania’s eyes. This was an exceptional flower because when the juice is applied to a person’s eyelid, it makes them fall in love with the first creature they see. Robin obtains the flower and drops the juice onto Titania, Demetrius, and Lysander’s eyelids where they fall in love with the wrong person. Titania falls in love with a weaver named Bottom, and Demetrius and Lysander fall in love with Helena. Hermia starts to argue with Helena…show more content…
Robin is the hero of the play and is an amazing character.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there are many different choices that affect the storyline of the play. One major choice that affected the storyline is when Robin anointed Demetrius and Lysander with the juice of the flower. As a result of this happening, they both fell in love with Helena. Angry of jealousy, Hermia started to fight Helena. Another action that majorly affected the plot was the fact Oberon wanted to take the Indian boy away from Titania, so he comes up with the idea to put the flower juice on her eyelids. Without this scheme, there would be no conflict and no solution to the problem between the four lovers. Also, the fact that Robin agreed to anoint the liquid to the three characters’ eyelids was a crucial part of the plot. If Robin were to decline the offer, there would be no storyline. Also, fate made Hermia and Lysander love each other which helped the play. Those were some choices the characters made that heavily affected the story of the play.
The theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is magic. The reason the theme of the play is magic is because throughout the play, the main subject is how it shaped the characters’ lives. One example of magic is the “love potion”. This love potion makes anyone fall in love with the first creature they see if it is anointed on someone’s eyelids. This potion made Demetrius, Titania, and Lysander fall under a magic spell in which they fall in love with the
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