A Midsummer Night's Dream Act II, Scene 2: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 2: Summary and Analysis

Summary
Titania enters the wood instructing her fairies to sing her to sleep. Just after they do, and leave, Oberon arrives and anoints her eye with the love juice so that she will love the first creature she sees upon waking. Lysander and Hermia make their entrance and decide to sleep since they are so tired that Lysander has forgotten the way to his aunt’s house. He lays down next to Hermia but she suggests he move away since they are not yet married. He pretends to be insulted at this request, so she apologizes and rephrases it in such a way that he acquiesces. As they sleep, Puck enters and, thinking he has found the youth in “Athenian garments” who Oberon ordered him to anoint, applies the love juice to...

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