I guess you can paraphrase Puck's final soliloquy that ends the play as follows:
If the actors and events that you have seen have upset you, I recommend that you imagine it was all a dream and that you were asleep when you saw all of it. Audience, please don't get upset with me. If you pardon us, we will make everything OK. I am an honest kind of guy, and I promise that if you don't boo us, we will make it up. If not then you can call me a liar. So farewell to you all. Please clap your hands if we are friends and I will make it all OK.
One of the points that you must realise in this soliloquy is that it touches on a major theme of the play - that of dreams vs reality. In Act V scene 1 we see the lovers debating about whether what happened to them was a dream or real, and here Puck echoes those thoughts to end the play on a very whimsical note. If we are offended by what happened, much better to pretend it was all a dream.
Posted by accessteacher
on August 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM (Answer #2)