What kind of fight do Hermia and Helena get into?
Hermia begins to suspect that Helena has somehow acted to steal Lysander’s love from her, and she surmises that, because she is short and Helena is tall, Helena must have used her height to lure Lysander. She grows furious with Helena and threatens to scratch out her eyes.
What happened in Act 3 Scene 2 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Demetrius and Hermia enter and Oberon realizes that Puck put the love juice in the wrong Athenian man’s eyes. Hermia is livid that Lysander abandoned her while she was sleeping. Then she accuses Demetrius of killing her fiancé, which he doesn’t exactly deny, even though we know he hasn’t killed anyone.
What happens in Act 4 Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Scene one begins with Titania still in love with Bottom who is being attended to by the other fairies. Bottom says some uncharacteristic things about his hairy face and craving peas and oats but still doesn’t seem to realize that he has a donkey head. Finally, he and Titania fall asleep, and the fairies leave.
What happens in Act 4 Scene 2 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Act IV, scene ii makes a basic transition from sadness to joy as Bottom’s return transforms his fellow craftsmen’s sorrow and confusion into delight and eagerness. It is no coincidence that Bottom’s reappearance occurs almost simultaneously with the audience being told that the lovers have been married.
What does Helena decide to do at the end of the scene?
Hermia and Lysander confess their intention of fleeing Athens, and Helena decides to tell Demetrius about it in a final attempt to win his love.
How is Hermia’s dream a reflection of reality?
Hermia’s dream is a mirror for reality; while Hermia sleeps, Lysander deserts her and renounces his love for her. In the dream, Hermia is abandoned (which is true), but she is also betrayed by Lysander. The dream is also a reflection for what’s about to come.
What does Helena accuse Hermia of doing?
Of what does Helena accuse Hermia? Helena accuses Hermia of being apart of the “game” being played by Lysander and Demetrius. The “game” is that Lysander and Demetrius supposedly love her.
How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Hermia and Helena in Act 3 Scene 2?
In Act 3, Scene 2, Helena accuses Hermia of conspiring with both Lysander and Demetrius in mocking her. In other words, Helena does not believe that either Lysander or Demetrius are being sincere when they proclaim they love her.
What is the theme of Act 4 in Midsummer Night’s Dream?
As the sun comes up, the reappearance of Theseus and Hippolyta, who symbolize the power and structure of the outside world, begins to dispel the magical dream of the play. Read more about Theseus and Hippolyta as a symbol of authority and order.
What does Theseus believe about the stories the four lovers tell?
Theseus says that he does not believe the story, adding that darkness and love have a way of exciting the imagination. Hippolyta notes, however, that if their story is not true, then it is quite strange that all of the lovers managed to narrate the events in exactly the same way.
Why does Theseus dismiss the stories of the four lovers?
1. Why does Theseus dismiss the stories of the four young people? He thinks they’re making it up and he thinks they were just dreaming.
What happens in Act 5 of Midsummer’s Night Dream?
The Athenians appreciate his honesty. Thisbe appears under the moonlight looking to meet her love, but is met by the lion who tears off her cloak before she escapes. Pyramus enters and finds her bloody cloak, thinks his love is dead, and stabs himself. Thisbe returns to find her lover has died, so she stabs herself.