Hermia's father tells her that she is not allowed to marry Lysander but instead that she will have to marry Dometrius, she begs him to let her marry whom she wants but her father tells her that she will die if she goes against the rules or she will become a nun.
the poor people find out that they are going to be invited to the duke ans dutchess wedding and they devise a plan to perform a play at the wedding in hopes that they will become rich and famous. quince in the leader of the group and bottom is the lead role.
Hermia and Lysander decide that they are going to run away to his aunts house so that they can get married. Hermia tell hellena her plans of running away and hellena is in love with domitrius who is going to chase after hellena. Hellena is now showing Domitrius where to find Hermia.