(Unit 3, p..34) A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Summary
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This play is about a midsummer night dream in a forest. There are two couples Hermia-Lysander and Helena-Demetrius who love each other and escape to a forest to avoid the wedding between Hermia and Demetrius. Puck, a playful sprite, lives in the forest. When he sees the two couples, he wants to have fun with them.
He puts some magic juice on their eyes while they are sleeping. This makes Lysander fall in love with Helena and Demetrius fall in love with Hermia. He also puts some juice onto the eyes of Titania, who is the queen of fairies and Oberon’s wife. This creates a big mess as each one falls in love with the wrong person when they wake up. Titania falls in love with Nick Bottom, an actor who is accidentally in the forest - and now a donkey after Puck's tricks. Oberon, Titania’s husband, is very angry with Puck and orders him to put everything back to normal! That means Titania, the queen of fairies must love Oberon again, Lysander Hermia and Demetrius Helena.
Anthi Harou is an EFL teacher in Athens, Greece.