Theseus as a Character of Play “A Midsummer Nights Dream”

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a story about tricksters and lovers, a chaotic love triangle. The Duke of Athens, which name was Theseus, is getting ready for a four-day festival to marry the Amazon Queen known as Hippolyta. One of the noblemen named Egeus is in the court of Theseus, and accompanying him is a young lady named Hermia and two young men that go by the names of Lysander and Demetrius. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius because Demetrius is in love with Hermia, but Hermia rejects Demetrius because Hermia is in love with Lysander.

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Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius. Therefore, her father gives her a warning not to disobey him, which will result in her death. Later on, Lysander and Hermia are planning to escape into the woods to get married. The young man named Demetrius was engaged to a young lady named Helena, who told Demetrius about Hermias and Lysanders plan. Demetrius decides to follow them into the woods, and right behind, Demetrius follows Helena.

In the woods, there are two groups that have no relation to each other. One of the groups is a small band of actors that are rehearsing a play that they will be performing at Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding festival. The other group in the woods is a group of magical fairies, the leader of the fairies is a fairy named Oberon, and the queen of fairies, Titania, has recently blessed the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. The king and the queen of fairies are arguing about a little boy that had been stolen by Oberon and Titania. Oberon wants the boy to himself because he’d make a great knight, Oberon thinks. Titania refuses to give up the boy to Oberon. That being it infuriates king Oberon as he asks his fairy, Puck, to spread a love potion (that immediately makes you fall in love with the person you first see ) over her eyelids while she is asleep.

Oberon sees that Demetrius is acting unfairly towards Helena and asks his servant Puck to spread the love potion over Demetrius’s eyes so he can once again be in love with Helena, but Puck has no clue who Demetrius is, so he gets mistaken for Lysander and Demetrius, and once Lysander wakes he sees Helena and falls in love with her. Puck also puts the potion in Demetrius’ eyes while he is asleep and sees Helena. Now both Lysander and Demetrius are in love with Helena, Puck has clearly made a huge mistake and has caused both instead of one to fall in love with Helena. Hermia is confused and jealous of how out of nowhere, the two young men are in love with Helena, causing a big dispute between the two men.

Titania is now waking with no clue that a love potion has been used on her. The first thing Titania sees is one of the actors in the play that has wandered off into the woods. Puck has transformed the actor that has wandered off into a literal ass or donkey. While. Titania, as away in love with the actor Oberon was able to make the child for himself. Later Puck found a way to reverse the love potion and corrected his mistakes. Theseus and Hippolyta had found out about Lysander, Demetrius, and Helena out in the woods sleeping and ordered someone to bring them back so that the couples could get married, and so they did during the ceremony. Bottom and the crew of actors played the play that they had been rehearsing. At the end of the story, Pucks make everyone involved in all this mess think that it was all a dream.

If you want me to be completely honest with you, I wasn’t here for most of the play, or when I was, I didn’t really pay much attention to the movie. In my opinion, I was able to understand the story better than the movie, which is probably because I didn’t pay much attention to it. Watching the movie sort of confused me with all the touch-ups that they made. Some parts of the movie were clear to me and made sense to what I have read. One of the quotes that I thought was quite ironic was from the bottom: “I see the Knavery, it is to make an ass of me, “which later is turned into a literal ass by Puck.

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