A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 1 opens in the same setting as Act 3, Scene 2. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena and Hermia are lying asleep. Titania, Bottom, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed and other fairies enter, followed by Oberon, who is unseen. Bottom is still enchanted with the head of an ass.

Titania invites Bottom to sit with her while she dotes on him. Bottom asks Peaseblossom to scratch his head, which is itching. He banters with Mustardseed and Cobweb, asking them to scratch his head as well. His face feels strangely hairy. Titania offers music and food, but Bottom is tired and wants to sleep. Titania goes to sleep with Bottom, and the other fairies exit.

As Puck enters, Oberon points out how well his plan has worked. Oberon met with Titania earlier, and after some argument, he was able to convince her to give him the Indian child to be his attendant. Now that the matter...

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