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huangkyle | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM via web

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What are the personality traits of the characters in A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare?

The Characters are Theseus, Egeus, Lysander, Demetrius, Hippolyta, Hermia, Helena, Philostrate, Oberon, Titania, Puck, Faries, Nick Bottom, Peter Quince, Francis Flute, Tom Snout, Snug, Robin Starveling.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM (Answer #1)

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Hermia is betrothed to be married to a man she does not want.  The only choice she has is marry him or go to a nunnery.  She has low self esteem because she is reminded of her darkness and she believes her true love has fallen out of love with her because of her short stature. 

Helena makes a fool of herself by chasing after her love obsession.  For her love is blind and she only knows one way to feel.  She breaks the rules of her sex by pursuing the one she loves which was against the rules for females.

Bottom is courageous and merry.  He is outgoing and friendly.  Bottom has a lot of misplaced confidence since he can be quite foolish.

Puck is a supernatural creature.  He circles the world looking for unsuspecting mortals.  He is devilish and likes to play tricks.  He is the mischievous end of the fairy world.


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