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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BOOK CLUB ACT 2

by Dawn, April 12, 2010

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Summary : Act 2 – Written by Katie

Scene 1

Robin Goodfellow tells one of Titania’s Fairies to keep Titania out of Oberon’s way, since they’re both extremely mad at each other because Titania found a boy that she liked and Oberon wanted to turn him into a knight. But Titania wouldn’t give the boy up.

Titania’s servant was surprised that he recognized Robin Goodfellow and talks about some of the tricks he had played on humans.

At that time Oberon and Titania both enter the room. Arguing over each others motives Titania calls Oberon out on loving Hippolyta and Oberon accuses Titania of loving Theseus.

Oberon asks for the boy again but Titania refuses because she wants to honor the boys mother.

Oberon then sends Robin to find a white and purple flower that when rubbed into someones eyelids, that person will fall in love with the first person they see. He hopes to give the potion to Titania and she will finally give him the boy.

Characters: Robin Goodfellow (Puck), Fairy, Oberon, Titania, Demetrius, Helena

Places: Glade

Quotes:
Robin – Thou speak’st aright.
I am that merry wanderer of the night.
I jest to Oberon and make him smile.
When I a fat and bead-fed horse beguile,
Neighing in likeness of a filly foal.
And sometime lurk I in a gossip’s bowl.
In very likeness of a roasted crab,
And when she drinks, against her lips I bob.

Oberon – How canst thou thus for shame, Titania,
Glance at my credit with Hippolyta,
Knowing I know thy love to Theseus?
Didst not thou lead him through the glimmering night
From Perigenia, whom he ravished?

Questions:

Why do you think Oberon and Titania are fighting over this boy?, Couldn’t Oberon find someone else to make a knight?

There always seems to be tragedy in Shakespeare plays, do you think Oberons revenge will back fire on him?

Whats your favorite quote?


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