In this scene, Theseus is planning to marry Hippolyta. Hernia's father wants Hernia to marry Demetrius, but she loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Hernia and Lysander run to the woods , and Helena and Demetrius follow. The setting, characters, and conflict are introduced.
Titania and Oberon, the fairy rulers are arguing. Oberon and Puck decide to try to put a love potion in Demetrius' eye to make him love Helena.
Puck messes up, getting the love potion in both Lysander and Demetrius' eyes. leaving them both in love with hernia. This causes Hernia to get confused. Demetrius and Lysander plan to fight over Hernia, and Hernia argues with Helena. This is the most suspenseful moment of the story.