A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

In a wood near Athens, Puck meets with a Fairy. The Fairy is part of the Fairy Queen Titania's retinue and has been wandering over hill and over dale, sprinkling dewdrops. The queen herself will be arriving shortly. Puck warns the Fairy that Oberon, the fairy king, is also on his way and must not meet with Titania because they are quarreling. Titania has stolen an Indian child to be one of her attendants. Oberon wants the child to become a knight of his own train, but Titania has refused to give up the child. Now the pair cannot meet without fighting so vehemently that their attendants are afraid.

The Fairy recognizes Puck as Robin Goodfellow, a mischievous sprite who is known for making trouble in the village. Puck affirms that she is correct and brags about how he entertains Oberon with jests. The conversation...

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