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Who Was Responsible For Oberon's Downfall
Most of the problems in one’s life can be traced back to one person in one way or another. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream contains many problems in different people’s lives. Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of fairies, fight frequently over an Indian boy that Oberon eventually takes from Titania, which causes many disruptions in nature. Lysander and Demetrius both love Hermia, but Hermia only loves Lysander and plans to marry him. Oberon is most at fault for the problems in the play because he makes Lysander and Demetrius fight over Helena, whom they both only love because they are under a spell, and decreases the amount of love and care the Indian boy gets. Oberon interferes with the lives of Demetrius and Lysander by causing them to stop loving Hermia and begin loving Helena. Oberon does this with the help of Puck , his servant, and the love-in-idleness flower, which when applied to someone’s eyes makes them fall in love with the first creature they see. Having Demetrius and Lysander fight over Helena does not only cause disruption between the two men, but also between Helena and Hermia, who have been friends for years. This causes Helena to say to Hermia: “Ay, do. Persever, counterfeit sad looks,/Make mouths upon me when I turn my back,/Wink each at other, hold the sweet jest …show more content…
Even though Puck thinks he is putting the flower on the right man’s eyes, he is not, causing Lysander to love Helena. In an attempt to fix Puck’s mistake, Oberon puts the flower on Demetrius’s eyes, which only results an even bigger problem. Ultimately, Oberon causes most of the problems in the play because if you tell a mischievous person to do something, it is still the person’s fault who told the mischievous one to do

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