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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream for a standard literature course. The lessons cover the following characters:
- Peter Quince
- The fairies and rude mechanicals
- Queen Hippolyta, Queen Titania and King Oberon
1. Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
In this lesson, you will learn who Puck is, and what his role is in Shakespeare's play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Take a look at the character traits and analysis, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
2. Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Analysis, Overview
In this lesson, we will explore the character Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's comedy ''A Midsummer Night's Dream''. Although the character Bottom believes he is a great actor, we see the real truth: sometimes people think more highly of themselves than they should.
3. Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
While he may not be one of the stars of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Theseus, the Duke of Athens, still plays an important part in the romantic comedy. This lesson will take a closer look at how he fits into the bigger picture of the play.
4. Shakespeare's Queen Hippolyta: Character Traits & Analysis
In Shakespeare's play ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', Duke Theseus is about to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Although she is a relatively minor character, we will get to know her a bit better in this lesson.
5. King Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Traits & Analysis
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is one of Shakespeare's most magical plays, primarily set in a wood inhabited by fairies. Although benign, Oberon is the demanding king of the fairies who won't let anything stop him from getting just what he wants.
6. Shakespeare's Queen Titania: Traits & Analysis
In Shakespeare's play ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', we are introduced to a character, Titania, who opposes her husband, Oberon. In this lesson, we will learn more about this intriguing Queen of the Fairies.
7. Lysander from A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
In Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' a young couple named Lysander and Hermia escape through a magical wood in order to elope. Unfortunately, they are caught up in a case of misplaced identities before all gets sorted out in the end. In this lesson, we take a closer look at Lysander.
8. Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits, Analysis & Monologue
In Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' the beautiful Hermia is faced with three impossible choices: marry a man she doesn't love, disobey her father and die, or become a nun. Instead, she chooses a course of her own and risks adventure in a magical wood.
9. Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Character Traits & Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine Demetrius in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream.'' We will examine Demetrius' characteristics and what he might symbolize in the play.
10. Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Description & Character Analysis
This lesson reviews the role of Helena in William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' We will consider her role in the plot of the story and analyze how her characterization contributes to the themes of the play.
11. Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overview
At first glance, Peter Quince is just a minor character in one of the many subplots of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' In this lesson, however, we'll take a closer look, investigating Quince's impact on the play's humor and our experience as an audience.
12. Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Have you ever planned entertainment for a major party, only to have all the options fail miserably? We'll learn about Philostrate's role as the Master of Revels in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
13. Egeus in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Characteristics & Character Analysis
Even though Egeus only has a few lines in William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' his actions lead to the events of the rest of the play. Let's take a look at this important character and possible motivations for his actions.
14. A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairies Role & Analysis: Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth & Mustardseed
Though they may seem like minor characters, the role of Titania's fairy attendants has much to say about the enchanted forest world depicted in Shakespeare's classic comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
15. Rude Mechanicals in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
What are rude mechanicals? Unfortunately, they are not ill-tempered robots, as the name might suggest. However, the rude mechanicals are still an essential part of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' In this lesson, we'll identify the members of the group and discuss the comedic role the rude mechanicals play.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Character List & Flashcards
Meddling fairies, love-struck Athenians, amateur thespians, and nobility speak the lines of Shakespeare's most mystical play. Learn about the plot and characters of ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' in this flashcard set.
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Other chapters within the A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Study Guide course
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Literary Context
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Literary Analysis
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Themes
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Literary Devices
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Characterization & Analysis
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Relationships
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Quotes
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Quotes
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Act Summaries
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Teaching Resources