Who is the hero in Midsummer Night's Dream?

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mrerick | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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In terms of the true Elizabethan 5-Act play format, Puck is probably the hero as he is the most likely to be the central character. Although he isn't included in the first act, he is introduced immediately in act two, serves as the instigator in rising action, is the main cause of conflict in act three, helps to "right the wrongs" in act four's falling action, and finally provides us with our resolution at the end of the play.

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Almost all of the young lovers (Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius) could be considered "heroes" as they thwart the established rule of the elders and overcome the treachery of the fairies.