A Midsummer Night's Dream Act II, Scene 1: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 1: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Robin Goodfellow (Puck): a hobgoblin in Oberon’s service

Oberon: king of the fairies; married to Titania

Titania: queen of the fairies; married to Oberon

Summary
Puck and one of the fairies come upon each other in the wood. The fairy ascertains that Puck is that spirit who is mischievous and plays all sorts of tricks on humans and animals alike. Oberon and Titania enter with their various attendants from opposite sides of the wood (stage), still deep in their quarrel about Titania’s refusing to relinquish the changeling—a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy—she had brought from India with her since his mother had been her friend and...

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