A Mid Summer Nights Dream - 5 in 1

A Mid Summer Nights Dream - 5 in 1

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  • Act 1
  • Hermia, you must do as your father wishes or face execution. 
  • Act 2
  • Puck you must anoint the eyes of Titania and the man wearing Athenian garb with the magic potion. 
  • Act 3
  • Here is the Athenian. I must now anoint is eyes.
  • Act 4
  • let's put this all behind us
  • Act 5
  • Let us bless this abode
  • Importance of Scene
  • This picture depicts Theseus delivering his verdict to Hermia and everybody's reactions, setting the premise of the story. In act 1 the audience is introduced to all the characters and their roles in the play therefore Theseus saying that Hermia must either listen to her fathers wishes and marry Demetrius, become a nun or face execution defines who he is as a man. In order to understand the decisions that a character makes later on in the play one must first get an understanding of the way they think. The way a person treats others either has a positive or negative impact on the way others view them. and their choices .
  • Theseus Delivering his verdict to Hermia. 
  • Importance of Scene
  • Oberon instructing Puck to place the spell on Titania and Demetrius sets in the audiences mind, the next series of events. This creates an expectation of sorts concerning what is to happen because by Oberon telling Puck what to do he creates an obvious guess as to what is going happen next in the play. By doing this shake spear can now create a plot twist in order to keep the play from being boring and predictable . I chose this scene because it is the point on Act 2 where one can say the audience is most shocked at the outcome. By creating a sense of unpredictability within the play keeps the audience attentive and alert through out the entire play.
  • Oberon instructing Puck to place the Love Juice onto Titania and Demetrius' eyes.
  • Puck becoming confused and placing the spell on Lysander in place of Demetrius is the exact moment in the play where the plot twist occurs, as well as the first time the natural love the characters have for one another is disrupted. Until this point in the play every decision the characters make stay within the lines of predictability however Puck unintentionally messing up is unexpected because he is the jester who also serves Oberon so one can argue that this means he should be near perfect. However Lysander waking up to love Helena proves otherwise. This also proves that even the strongest and most passionate of loves can be deterred by the potion as even though Lysander has time and time again showed his immense love for Hermia within seconds after waking up his feelings for her are lost. One mistake can alter both one's life and the life of those around them.
  • Importance of Scene
  • Puck getting confused and placing the spell on Lysander instead of Demetrius.
  • Importance of Scene
  • Theseus finding the lovers lying in the woods along with Egeus and Hippolyta and immediately forgiving them, much to Egeus’ dismay shows that even the worst of people can change for the better. In the begging of the play Theseus was a cold hearted man who didn't care about anybody but himself. This was proven through his harshness and lack of sympathy while deciding Hermia's fate. However when he made the decision to forgive the lovers for their attempt to flee Athens he shows compassion and sympathy which is a complete contrast to how he was at the start of the play. This indicates that he either underwent a transformation of character or Hippolyta influenced his decision in some way.
  • Theseus telling the lovers that all is forgiven and that they are to all get married alongside him and Hippolyta.
  • Importance of Scene
  • Puck, Hippolyta and Oberon appearing in act 5 at the palace after the wedding to bless the palace and all of the newly weds signals the end of the story and that all's well that ends well. Throughout the play many mishaps and mixups have happened, for example Puck placing the spell on Lysander instead of Demetrius or Titania falling in love with Bottom due to the spell she was under. Although at the end of the play the lovers getting married to their rightful partners signals that everything has been sorted out the audience never gets the equivalent for Oberon and Titania. We do however see when Oberon lifts the spell, and from there one sees that Titania is confused regarding how and why she was in love with an ass’ head. That is why when the audience sees Oberon and Titania it reassures them that all the issues regarding Titania being in love with Bottom have been resolved. All issues must be resolved in one way or another or else the audience will be left with the wrong type of questions.
  • Puck,Oberon and Titania blessing the palace and the newlyweds.
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