I need a short paragraph summing up A Mid Summers Night Dream by Shakespeare?
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
Theseus (Duke of Athens) and Hippolylta are about to get married and there is to be four days of celebrations. Egeus enters Theseus' courts with Hermia (his daughter) and two young men, Lysander and Demetrius. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius (Demetruis loves Hermia) but Hermia is in love with Lysander and so is refusing to marry Demetrius.Egeus asks the Duke that his daughter be punished (possibly even sentenced to death) if she will not agree to marry Demetrius, Theseus gives her until his wedding day to decide what she will do. Hermia and Lysander plan to elope and run away to get married at his aunt's house (seven leagues away), Hermia tells her friends Helena of their plans. Helena has previously been jilted by Demetruis but she still loves him, so she tells Demetruis that his bride is eloping with another man. Demetruis follows the two of them on their journey and Helena follows Demetruis. The journey goes through the woods.
In the woods there are fairies, including Oberon (king) and Titania (queen). Oberon and Titania are falling out with eachother over this young, beautiful Indian Prince who Oberon wants to make a knight but Titania is refusing. To get revenge on Titania, Oberon summons Puck (mischievous fairy) to get this magical flower. The juice of the flower (when poured on someone's eyelids when they're sleeping) causes them to fall in love with the first person they see when they wake up. He orders Puck to put this on Titania, and also (after having seen how cruelly Demetruis has treated Helena) orders him to put the juice on Demetruis. Puck sees Lysander and Hermia, and Puck thinks that Lysander is the young man Oberon ordered him to put the juice on. So, mistakenly, Puck puts the juice on Lysander, who by chance sees Helena first when he wakes up, so Lysander abandons Hermia and becomes madly in love with Helena. Puck tries to undo his mistake, but makes it so that both Lysander and Demetruis are in love with Helena. Hermia becomes jealous, she and Helena nearly fight and so do the men.
When Titania awakens she sees Bottom, a completely ridiculous man, whose head Puck turns into the head of a donkey. Oberon gets the Indian boy. Puck puts more love juice on Lysander during the night. By the morning everything is resolved; Demetruis loves Helena and Lysander loves Hermia. They see Bottom's play as part of the wedding celebrations of Theseus.
This is a VERY brief summary, really would recommend reading it properly!
- Anonymous6 years ago
This is an epic play written by Shakespeare about a dream. This dream occurred in the summer. In fact, it occurred in mid summer. The dreamer dreamt it at night. It was one of Shakespeare's finer film scripts.
- Anonymous6 years ago
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