A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1 Details

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1 Details

Scene 1

  • Hermia stands up for herself and gives Theseus and Egeus a piece of her mind
    • Normally in Shakespearean days, women always did what their parents or husbands told them to do.  What hapenes here is abnormal to traditional happenings in that era
  • Theseus gives Hermia another choice to chose from along with Egeus' options
    • Theseus giving Hermia another choice is proving that Theseus is a good ruler and more humane than Egeus
  • When Hermia is talking to Helena, Hermia hints that Demetrius loved Helena before he saw Hermia.

Scene 2

  • Quince is the one who plans out the play at first, then Bottom slowly becomes in charge and the leader, by telling what the rest of the mechanicals should do.
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