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A Midsummer Night's Dream Character List & Flashcards

A Midsummer Night's Dream Character List & Flashcards
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The play that the Rude Mechanicals are putting on for the Duke's wedding
The Rude Mechanicals are putting on the play Pyramus and Thisbe.
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The Rude Mechanical organizing the troupe
The Rude Mechanical who has gathered the theatrical troupe and is directing them is the carpenter: Peter Quince.
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Helena's plan to gain Demetrius' affections
Helena decides that she can win Demetrius's heart, if she tells him of Hermia's plan to elope.
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The reason the four young Athenians end up in the forest
The four Athenians end up in the forest because Hermia chooses to elope with Lysander to avoid the Duke's options for her, and Demetrius, tailed by Helena tries to stop them.
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The reason Hermia and her father go to see Theseus
Hermina's father goes to Theseus so that, as the Duke of Athens, he can convince her to follow the law by marrying who he has chosen for her.
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Chosen marriage partner by Hermia's father for Hermia
Hermia's father wants his daughter to marry Demetrius.
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The Rude Mechanicals ambition
The Rude Mechanicals are attempting to put on a play.
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The Rude Mechanical that was turned into a Donkey
The Rude Mechanical, Bottom is turned into a Donkey.
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Oberon's servant
Puck is Oberon's, the King of the fairies, servant.
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Puck's other name
Puck is also called Robin Goodfellow.
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The Queen of the fairies
Titania is the Queen of the fairies.
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The king of the fairies
Oberon is the King of the fairies.
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Queen of the Amazons
Hippolyta was the Queen of the tribe of warrior women: the Amazons.
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Hippolyta's fiancé
Hippolyta is betrothed to Theseus, the Duke of Athens.
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The Duke of Athens
Theseus is the Duke of Athens.
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Demetrius's love in Act 1
Demetrius is in love with Hermia in Act 1.
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Helena's love in Act 1
Helena is in love with Demetrius in Act 1.
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Lysander's love in Act 1
Lysander is in love with Hermia in Act 1.
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Hermia's love in Act 1
Hermia is in love with Lysander in Act 1.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Follow a love quadrant of young Athenians running away into the forest as their emotions are played with by a group of quarreling fairies, all in the short time leading up to the Duke of Athens wedding to an Amazonian Queen. Not to mention, a bumbling troupe of craftsmen putting on a play. Learn about these characters: who they love, what happens when you go asleep in the forest, what do fairies fight over, and how the ending of A Midsummer Night's Dream makes it a comedy in this flashcard set.

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Hermia's love in Act 1
Hermia is in love with Lysander in Act 1.
Lysander's love in Act 1
Lysander is in love with Hermia in Act 1.
Helena's love in Act 1
Helena is in love with Demetrius in Act 1.
Demetrius's love in Act 1
Demetrius is in love with Hermia in Act 1.
The Duke of Athens
Theseus is the Duke of Athens.
Hippolyta's fiancé
Hippolyta is betrothed to Theseus, the Duke of Athens.
Queen of the Amazons
Hippolyta was the Queen of the tribe of warrior women: the Amazons.
The king of the fairies
Oberon is the King of the fairies.
The Queen of the fairies
Titania is the Queen of the fairies.
Puck's other name
Puck is also called Robin Goodfellow.
Oberon's servant
Puck is Oberon's, the King of the fairies, servant.
The Rude Mechanical that was turned into a Donkey
The Rude Mechanical, Bottom is turned into a Donkey.
The Rude Mechanicals ambition
The Rude Mechanicals are attempting to put on a play.
Chosen marriage partner by Hermia's father for Hermia
Hermia's father wants his daughter to marry Demetrius.
The reason Hermia and her father go to see Theseus
Hermina's father goes to Theseus so that, as the Duke of Athens, he can convince her to follow the law by marrying who he has chosen for her.
The reason the four young Athenians end up in the forest
The four Athenians end up in the forest because Hermia chooses to elope with Lysander to avoid the Duke's options for her, and Demetrius, tailed by Helena tries to stop them.
Helena's plan to gain Demetrius' affections
Helena decides that she can win Demetrius's heart, if she tells him of Hermia's plan to elope.
The Rude Mechanical organizing the troupe
The Rude Mechanical who has gathered the theatrical troupe and is directing them is the carpenter: Peter Quince.
The play that the Rude Mechanicals are putting on for the Duke's wedding
The Rude Mechanicals are putting on the play Pyramus and Thisbe.
The reason Oberon and Titania are fighting
The fight between Titania and Oberon is over which one of them the Indian prince, that they have kidnapped, belongs to.
The flower called love-in-idleness's affect
The flower, love-in-idleness, makes the one whose eyes are sprinkled with its juices, fall in love with the first being they see.
Oberon's quest for Puck
Oberon sends his servant Puck to collect the flower 'love-in-idleness', and then sprinkle its juices into the eyes of Titania and Demetrius.
Athenian that Puck mistakenly uses the flower on first
Puck finds the wrong Athenian, placing the flower's juice in the eyes of Lysander instead of Demetrius.
Lysander's love upon waking with flower juiced eyes
With the flower in his eyes, the first person Lysander sees upon waking is Helena; so, he falls in love with her.
Helena's response to Lysander's advances
Helena believes that Lysander is mocking her when he declares his love for her, and that Hermia is in on it.
The symbolism in the animal Puck chooses to turn Bottom into
Bottom's character acts in a way that some people might refer to as a synonym for a donkey during rehearsals.
Titania's love after she has the flower juices put into her eyes
Upon awaking with the flower juice in her eyes, the first person that Titania sees and falls in love with is Bottom with the head of a Donkey.
Demetrius love after waking with flower juiced eyes
Upon waking Demetrius sees and falls in love with Helena.
Puck's method for separating the four fighting Athenians
Puck whispers to the Athenians in each other's voices confusing them and luring them away from each other.
The Shakespearean play that has a similar plot to Pyramus and Thisbe
Pyramus and Thisbe has a plot of star crossed lovers that can be compared to Romeo and Juliet.
The way Titania's spell is broken
Oberon humiliates Titania into giving him the captured Indian in exchange for breaking the flower's spell over her.
The reason Puck separates the fighting Athenians
Puck separates the fighting Athenians, so that the flower's spell can be lifted off of all of them, except Demetrius.
The Rude Mechanicals
The Rude Mechanicals are a troupe of six laborers who come together to produce a play for the Duke's wedding: Quince, Snug, Bottom, Flute, Snout, and Starveling.
Epilogue
An epilogue is a speech made by a character at the end of a play that is addressed to the audience.
The meaning of Puck's epilogue
In his epilogue, Puck requests that the audience not take offense to the play as it is just a dream, which he eludes to being like the dream the Athenians had.
The three marriages
After leaving the forest, the three couples get married: Theseus and Hippolyta, Hermia and Lysander, and Demetrius and Helena.
Writer of A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Comedy
A Shakespearean Comedy is a type of play in which the main characters social status is reinforced by marriage to the right person at the end of the play.
self-awareness as a play
A Midsummer Night's Dream shows self-awareness as a play by putting a play with in the play, and addressing the audience about the content of the play at the end.

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