What does Oberon decide to do when he realizes that Puck has made a mistake? What is Puck’s attitude toward the confusion he has created?
for english * The Midsummer Night's Dream *
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When Oberon finds out what Puck has done he immediately begins to set things right. The couples go to sleep and the spells are righted. He tells Puck to get rid of the donkey head on Bottom and then sends faeries to bless the new couples after the wedding.
As for Puck, well, I think his speech to the audience at the end of the play is one of the best ever written. Puck says,
"'If we offend you, it is with our good will.
But you should think that we don’t come to offend,
But with good will. To show our simple skill,
That is the true beginning of our end.
Consider then that we come but in scorn.
We don’t come, as we mean to content you,
Is our true intent. All for your delight
We are not here. That you should here repent,
The actors are here and, by their show,
You shall know all that you are like to know,"
Puck is sorry for the mistakes he made, but Puck is a mischievous sort of faerie and he really does get into a lot of trouble on his own. He has enjoyed the whole mix up.
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