Prologue: The Duke of Athens, Egeus, wants his daughter Hermia to marry Demetrius, but Hermia wants to marry Lysander, who also wants to marry Hermia. Egeus is not happy when he finds this out and threatens to kill Hermia if she doesn't marry Demetrius.
Conflict: Hermia and Lysander make a plan to run away and get married, Hermia tells Helena her best friend about her plan. Other issues are brewing in the forest with Oberon, the king of the fairies, and lover, Titania. Oberon wants his servant, Puck, to play a trick on Titania. He is to put magic drops on her eyes, to make her fall in love with the first thing she sees. Oberon sees the four lovers in the forest, and orders Puck to put the drops in Demetrius' eyes so he will love Helena. But Puck put the drops in Lysanders eyes instead, leaving them both to love Helena.
Rising Action: Puck is causing more drama when he sees an actor named Bottom practicing his lines, and thought he would be the perfect person for Titania to fall in love with, with one small change, he changes Bottom's head into that of a donkey's, and makes Titania fall in love with an animal.
Climax: At the end of Act 3, in scene 2, Helena refers to Hermia as "little but fierce" and Hermia is in shock because of everything that has happened, and Demetrius and Lysander have resolved to fight for Helena.
Falling Action: Puck realizes that he messed up, so Oberon wants him to make things right. Puck fixes Titania's eyes, and she forgets about Bottom (who Puck turns back into a regular human). She also agrees to give up her changeling and get back together with Oberon.
Denouement: In the end everyone ends up married!! Puck performs the play "Pyramus and Thisbe" And at the end he asks everyone to remember it all as if it were a dream.