Hermia and Lysander are in love, but Hermia's dad is having nothing to do with it, and insists that Hermia should marry Demetrius. Meanwhile another girl named Helena loves Demetrius, but he only has eyes for Hermia, who only has eyes for Lysander! Hermia's father invokes an ancient law that says Hermia has to agree to marry Demetrius or she dies!
Hermia and Lysander eventually decided to run away, but Helena confronted them just before they snuck out. She was mad at Hermia because Demetrius loved her. Hermia said that they were leaving and that Helena didn't need to worry about it. Helena decided after they left that she should tell Demetrius where they were going, if only to gain his trust. Demetrius stormed off in a rage to find Hermia, and Helena followed.
We're leaving, you don't need to worry about it.
Why does he like YOU???
Meanwhile in the fairy land, the king Oberon and queen Titania were having the largest argument. King Oberon wanted an indian changeling boy for his army, but Queen Titania wanted him to be her own. King Oberon sent his best trouble maker, Robin Goodfellow, to go find the flower that makes someone love the first creature they see when it is put on their eyes. He planned on making his wife fall in love with something embarassing.
On it boss!
Helena followed Demetrius through the forest, but he was not at all happy with it. He ran away from her and would not stop. Oberon saw this and decided he felt bad for Helena. It was nighttime when Robin came back with the juice, and Oberon told him to put some in Demetrius's eyes, to make him love Helena back.
Wait for me!!!
Leave me alone!
Help that poor girl out.
Robin went into the woods to find a sleeping man to put the juice on, but he found the wrong one! He put the juice in Lysander's eyes instead! Oberon noticed Robin's mistake and told him to fix it, so Robin put the juice in Demetrius's eyes as well. Now Lysander and Demetrius loved Helena, and Hermia followed along behind wanting revenge for her man being stolen. Demetrius and Lysander decided that the only way to settle who got Helena's love would be to fight each other in a duel.
Someone worthy of my beauty!
What is going on!? Stop it!
Hey there handsome!
The juice was put in Titania's eyes and she fell in love with an enchanted human named Bottm, who had been given a donkey head by Robin. The juice was only left in long enough for Oberon to get the boy, then they washed it out. Oberon then went and fixed the mess he had made, and took the juice out of Lysanders eyes, but not Demetrius's. A soldier found them and took them home. Hermias father still wanted Hermia to marry Demetrius, but now Demetrius didn't, so that did not work out. They ended up having a double wedding when Helena married Demetrius and Hermia married Lysander. The end.