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Ch 7: A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Relationships

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Take a closer look at how the characters in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' relate to each other by working through the lessons in this chapter. These study tools can help you prepare for an upcoming exam or class discussion on this Shakespearean play.

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about A Midsummer Night's Dream character relationships for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • The relationships between Lysander and Hermia
  • Helena's relationships with Demetrius and Hermia
  • Demetrius's and Hermia's relationship
  • Comparison and fights between Demetrius and Lysander
  • Egeus and Hermia
  • The relationship between Theseus and Hippolyta
  • Titania and Oberon's relationship
  • Puck's relationship with Oberon Bottom

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Relationships
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Character Relationships in A Midsummer Night's Dream

1. Character Relationships in A Midsummer Night's Dream

In William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' the relationships between Oberon and Titania, Theseus and Hippolyta, Lysander and Hermia, and Demetrius and Helena move the play forward. In this lesson, we're going to learn more about these couples.

Lysander & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship, Love & Quotes

2. Lysander & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship, Love & Quotes

Hermia and Lysander have a love that is true but very complicated. So when Hermia is faced with an impossible choice, she decides to run away. But you can't run away from your problems, and her troubles follow her into the woods. Find out more about their relationship in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'

Helena & Demetrius Relationship in A Midsummer Night's Dream

3. Helena & Demetrius Relationship in A Midsummer Night's Dream

She loves him, but he wishes her dead. Then, he loves her but she thinks it is a joke. It seems like these two lovers cannot get on the same page at all. Read on to learn more about Helena and Demetrius's relationship in Shakespeare's ''A Midsummer Night's Dream.''

Demetrius & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

4. Demetrius & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

He loves her, but she loves someone else. Demetrius heads off into the forest, hoping to convince Hermia to choose him over her lover, Lysander. Helena trails after, longing for Demetrius to look her way. But none of them have any idea of the mess they are walking into.

Demetrius & Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Comparison & Fight

5. Demetrius & Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Comparison & Fight

One is a good guy, the other a callous fool. One loves a woman for who she is, the other loves the idea of the woman and cares nothing about the woman herself. It takes a spell cast by a fairy to show Lysander and Demetrius where their love really lies.

Hermia & Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Comparison

6. Hermia & Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Comparison

This lesson reviews the roles of Helena and Hermia in William Shakespeare's ''A Midsummer Night's Dream.'' There are many differences between these lifelong friends, but a close look at their roles in the play reveals many similarities.

Egeus & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

7. Egeus & Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

The relationship between Egeus and Hermia is probably the most disturbing one in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' We'll look at their character traits and analyze their conflict in the play.

Theseus & Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Wedding

8. Theseus & Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Wedding

The events of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' surround the wedding festivities of Theseus and Hippolyta. But, we hardly see these characters in the action of the play. Let's explore what we know about their relationship and the importance of their wedding.

Titania & Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Fight

9. Titania & Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Relationship & Fight

Oberon and Titania are King and Queen of the Fairies, but their tumultuous relationship causes havoc in the natural world. When Titania adopts a little Changeling Boy, jealousy sends Oberon over the edge and he seeks revenge.

Puck & Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream

10. Puck & Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Puck and Oberon are fairies who manipulate other characters in Shakespeare's ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' with magic. This lesson looks at the relationship between the two characters and compares them to one another.

Puck vs. Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

11. Puck vs. Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Puck is a sprite who adores causing trouble. Bottom is a player who has a very high opinion of himself. The two cross paths when Puck, ordered by the king of the fairies, has to play a cruel trick on a lovely fairy queen.

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