Study Questions For A Midsummer Night

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Study Questions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream Name: Daniel M. Tayts Please answer the following questions in complete sentences on your own paper. ACT I, SCENE I 1. How is Hippolyta’s reasoning concerning how quickly the next four days will pass different from that of Theseus? Note how Shakespeare portrays the patience and calmness of Hippolyta in contrast to the impatience and need for action of Theseus. Hippolyta believe that the next four days will pass very quickly. Theseus, on the other hand, is very impatient, and believes that the next four days will move by very slowly. He is extremely impatient, and wants to take action, without having to wait for so long. 2. Why has Egeus brought his daughter and her two suitors to…show more content…
Because she has had a close relationship with his mother, and wants to care for him since she is now deceased. 5. What does Oberon send Puck to find? He sends puck to find the magical flower that is purple in order to get revenge on Titania. 6. What are Oberon’s plans for Titania? He plans to squeeze the juice from the flower in her eyes, so when she wakes up she falls in love with a feral animal. 7. How does Helena react to Demetrius’s verbal abuse? She just listens and takes it, seemingly ignoring it. She just says that she loves him. 8. What is her response to his threats of physical abuse? Surprisingly, she continues to ignore it and profess her love to him. 9. In what way is Helena’s behavior inappropriate for Athenian women? Athenian women were supposed to display unquestioned obedience, so when she defied him, she defied man as a whole. 10. What does Oberon tell Puck to do about Demetrius and Helena? He directs Puck to squeeze the juice out of the magical flower into the “Athenian Man’s” eyes ACT II, SCENE II 1. Why does Oberon want Titania to wake and fall in love with some vile thing? B/c when the flower wears off, she would feel very guilty and ashamed of herself for ever loving something like that. 2. Why does Hermia insist Lysander sleep a little ways from her? Because they aren’t married yet, and she doesn’t feel comfortable about it yet 3. Why does Puck anoint Lysander’s eyes? B/c he saw the “Athenian Man” lying in the
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