Response to Literature
Honors English 12
A Mid Summer Night Dream by William Shakespear
There are several different charactors in A Mid Summer Night Dream. There is Puck, he was one of the fairies with the love potion. Nick Bottom was a man in town who always thought that he was the best part for the plays going on in town. Helena is in more of the dramatic scenes in the play. She has two men basically fighting for her love. Oberon is the king of the fairies and is the reason for Puck's love potion pranks. Tatania is the beautiful queen of the fairies. Lysander is a young man of Athens who is in love with Hermia. Demetrius was initially in love with Hermia and then turned out in love with Helena. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena. All of the charactors have their own different, altered personalities.
Puck is also known as Robin Goodfellow. He is Oberon's michievous jester. He yearns to play pranks on the humans in the story. Puck is the closest thing the play has to a protagonist. His antics are the reasoning for there to be chaos and drama in the play.: he is graceful but not so saccharine as the other fairies; as Oberon’s jester, he is given to a certain coarseness, which leads him to transform Bottom’s head into that of an ass merely for the sake of enjoyment. He is good-hearted but capable of cruel tricks. Puck and I would be good friends because he has a fun-loving soul. He can be sort of mean with the pranks he plays, but, I would still see us being good friends.
Nick Bottom was a very arrogant, cocky man. He wanted to be the main star in every play that was going on in town. He was extrememly happy when he found out that he was chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen's play for Theseus's marriage celebration. Nick wants to be full of advice and everybody look up to him, but, he often misuses his language and makes silly mistakes. Bottom and I would not be very...
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