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Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A character research assignment for English at Napier Boy's High School

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Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream

  1. 1. PUCKFrom the William ShakeSpeare play “ midSummerS Nights Dream “ Wilfred Dickson 10RO Homework Assignment
  2. 2. Who is your character?• Puck (also known as Robin Goodfellow) is a mischievous fairy who loves to play practical jokes and can take them too far sometimes.
  3. 3. What type of character is he?• Puck is antagonist as he confused Demetrius for Lysander and put the magical love potion on him essentially flipping the play over causing all the conflict through out the play. He does the same to the fairy queen making her fall in love with bottom a person that puck has replaced its head for an ass.
  4. 4. What type of play is it?• It is definitely a comedy as the jokes Puck plays on some characters are quite funny. This is when he makes Bottom face of one of an ass• It also could be a romantic play as well as with everyone falling in love with each other.• It’s a supernatural play , as most of the main characters are magical fairies.
  5. 5. When and Where?• The play is set in an forest where the magical fairy kingdom is based with the king Oberon and the queen Titania.• The play was written around 1590 to 1596.
  6. 6. What is the conflict during the play?Person vs. supernatural: this type conflict duringthe play is caused as the conflict between peopleand puck and his fairy friends in the forestPerson vs. person: the lovers in this play are all overthe place as Puck put the magical love potion onthe wrong person and the lovers fight over eachother. The women were getting extremely jealouseven thought originally they were very close. “O,when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd” is whatHelena when see describes Hermia as she tells themen of her rage.
  7. 7. What is the main point of conflict• The main point of conflict is person vs. supernatural or person vs. puck . Puck causes all the conflict through out the play. He causes the men to fall in love with the same girls. Oberon his master , annoyed in how puck mucked up. Puck also cause conflict between bottom as he changes his face to one off an donkeys face.
  8. 8. Structure• Exposition : The king is having four days of celebration before his big wedding.• The exciting force : Hermia’s father wants her to marry Demetrius but she wants to marry Lysander as they are in love• Rising action : Her father takes her to the king to be punished (as it was the law to marry your fathers chosen man). The king stated that she had till the end off his wedding to decide over Lysander or Demetrius• Turning point : Lysander and Hermia decide to run away to the forest.• Catastrophe : Titanium wakes up and sees Bottom falling in love with him , as Puck had placed the magical love potion on het eyelids .• Conflict : When both Lysander and Demetrius love Helena , and them rejecting Hermia. The two young men will then fight for Helenas love , but puck realising it had gone to far makes them chase each other further into the forest, and therefore they are both lost in the meddle of the forest by them selves !
  9. 9. DESCRIBRE• Puck is practical joker and a loves to play jokes on all the characters through out the play. A good example is when he changes bottoms head to one of an ass.• The trill of the joke and the humility he causes the other characters.• He disrespects and plays jokes on everyone but his master Oberon. He is Oberon’s jester and servant. Oberon will deal to Puck toward the end.
  10. 10. EXPLAIN• Puck does not change through out the play only when he sees that his joke has gotten out out of hand and that he needs to change his mistake back be for Oberon his master finds out.• Puck is the main driver of conflict in the play he is one of the main characters, in my opinion with out him the play would be nothing but a short happy ending.
  11. 11. DESCRIBE• Puck being the practical joker he is he doesn’t learn from this happening but he laughs at the memorys of his encounters. .Puck may have lost the trust of his master but he gain the memories of those funny encounters
  12. 12. Quotes• I am that merry wander of the night .—Pucks answer when the fairy asks him• I’ll put a girdle round about the earth in fortey minutes.—Puck describes the swiftness of his journey to fetch the magical flower.
  13. 13. Bibliography• http://www.shakespeare- navigators.com/dream/quotesdream.html• http://mural.uv.es/abordel/puck.html• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_(A_Midsu mmer_Nights_Dream)

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