Titania is refusing to give Oberon the little Indian boy, this causes them to argue. They are both very angry.
I do but beg a little changeling boy,To be my henchman.
Set your heart at rest.The Fairyland buys not the child of me.
Oberon starts to come up with a plan to use a flower to make Titania fall in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes up. He sends Robin to fetch the flower.
Fetch me this herb, and be thou here again, ere the leviathan can swim a league.
It fell upon a little western flower, before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound.
I’ll put a girdle round about the Earth, in forty minutes.
Having once this juice,I’ll watch Titania when she is asleepAnd drop the liquor of it in her eyes.The next thing then she waking looks upon—165Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,On meddling monkey or on busy ape—I’ll make her render up her page to me.But who comes here? I am invisible.And I will overhear their conference.
Helena keeps chasing Demetrius and refuses to accept that he loves Hermia. Demetrius repeatedly tells her he does not love her
love thee not, therefore pursue me not.
You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant.
Robin has returned with the flower and Oberon can continue with his plan to get the Indian.