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

William Shakespeare

Act III, Scene 2: Summary and Analysis

Puck reports to Oberon that he placed an ass’s head on Bottom and that Titania fell in love with Bottom because he was the first thing she saw when she awoke. Puck also reports that he anointed the eye of the youth in “Athenian garments.” When Hermia and Demetrius enter, it becomes obvious to Puck and Oberon that Puck has mistakenly placed the love juice in Lysander’s eye, not Demetrius’.

Hermia, finding all other explanations for Lysander’s disappearance unacceptable, harasses Demetrius for supposedly murdering Lysander. Demetrius attempts to convince her that he is even more deeply in love with her than he was before and more than Lysander could possibly ever be. Overwhelmed,...

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