Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

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  • Act I Prologue
  • "...four happy days bring in another moon: but, O, methinks how slow this old moon wanes!"
  • "Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; Four nights will quickly dream away the time..."
  • Act I Conflict 
  • Act II Rising Action 
  • Theseus and Hippolyta talk about their wedding that is in four days. Theseus is very excited, whereas Hippolyta is indifferent.
  • Act III Climax
  • "Lysander, keep thy Hermia. I will none. If e'er I loved her, all that love is gone."
  • Hermia and Lysander are in love, but Hermia's father (Egeus) wants her to marry Demetrius. Egeus goes to Theseus, and Theseus tells Hermia she will either marry Demetrius, become a nun, or be killed.
  • Act IV Falling Action 
  • Hermia and Lysander decide to elope to the forest. The King of the Fairies, Oberon, orders his servant, Puck, to put a love potion in an Athenian male's eyes. Puck accidentally puts it in Lysander's eyes, making him and Demetrius fall in love with Helena.
  • Act V Resolution 
  • Both Lysander and Demetrius are now in love with Helena, and they are going to  fight to the death. Oberon puts a fog over the forest and throws their voices so that they won't actually fight each other. 
  •  "O me! You juggler! You canker-blossom!   You thief of love! What, have you come by night   and stolen my love's heart from him?"
  • When Puck has fixed the spell and the lovers are back to normal, they are awoken by Theseus, Hippolyta, and Egeus for the May Day celebration. Theseus decides that along with he and Hipolyta's wedding, Demetrius and Helena are also going to get married, as well as Hermia and Lysander!
  • The six newlyweds watch Pyramus and Thisbe, performed by the Rustics, and they live happily ever after! 
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