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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. By Joanelle Morales. Three Struggles that “turned the world upside down”. Love Triangle Jealousy Pyramus and Thesbe. Athens. Summary.

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three struggles that turned the world upside down
Three Struggles that “turned the world upside down”
  • Love Triangle
  • Jealousy
  • Pyramus and Thesbe
  • 1.1 Lysander and Hermia plan to escape to the forest because Duke of Athens gave Hermia an ultimatum: Marry Demetrius or join a nunnary.
  • 2.1 Demetrius follows Hermia while Helena follows Demetrius. Oberon decides to make Demetrius fall in love with Helena, but Puck messes up the devious scheme.
king and queen of the fairies
King and Queen of the Fairies
  • 2.1 King Oberon is jealous of a young boy, who Queen Titania is enamored by.
  • Oberon schemes a way to take the boy from her, by ordering Puck to find pansy juice that makes people fall in love with the person they see.
Queen Titania awakes and falls in love with Nick Bottom, a weaver. Puck transforms him into an ass.
pyramus and thisbe

Nick Bottom, a weaver

Peter Quince, a carpenter

Francis Flute, a bellows mender

Tom Snout, a tinker

Snug, a joiner

Robin Starveling, a tailor

Significance of the play-within-a-play

A comical response to Romeo and Juliet

To show the tragedy that might have occurred if the fairies had not intervened

To comment on the nature of reality versus theatre

Pyramus and Thisbe
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • http://www.foxsearchlight.com/midfinal/
  • http://www.ulen.com/shakespeare/plays/mnd/mnd_guide.html
  • http://www.pathguy.com/mnd.htm