Midsummer Night's Dream Characters

  1. Puck
    • Also known as Robin Goodfellow
    • Oberon’s jester
    • delights in playing pranks on mortals
    • applies the love potion to Lysander instead of Demetrius
    • transforms Bottom’s head into that of an ass
  2. Oberon
    • The king of the fairies
    • wants young Indian prince for a knight
    • sends Puck to obtain the love-potion flower
  3. Titania
    • The queen of the fairies
    • resists the attempts of her husband to make a knight of the young Indian prince that she has been given
    • brief, potion-induced love for Nick Bottom
  4. Lysander
    • in love with Hermia
    • cannot marry her openly because of Egeus
    • becomes the victim of misapplied magic and wakes up in love with Helena
  5. Demetrius
    • initially in love with Hermia
    • ultimately in love with Helena
  6. Hermia
    • Egeus’s daughter
    • in love with Lysander
    • childhood friend of Helena
    • Self-conscious about her short stature
  7. Helena
    • in love with Demetrius
    • was once betrothed to Demetrius
    • thinks that Demetrius and Lysander are mocking her when the fairies’ mischief causes them to fall in love with her
  8. Egeus
    • Hermia’s father
    • brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus
    • gave Demetrius permission to marry Hermia
  9. Theseus
    • heroic duke of Athens
    • engaged to Hippolyta
    • represents power and order throughout the play
  10. Hippolyta
    • queen of Amazons
    • engaged to Theseus
  11. Nick Bottom
    • chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration
    • frequently makes silly mistakes and misuses language
    • loved by Titania
    • head turns into that of an ass
  12. Peter Quince
    • carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration
    • often shoved aside by Bottom
    • Quince plays the Prologue
  13. Francis Flute
    • chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration
    • speaks his lines in a high, squeaky voice.
  14. Robin Starveling
    • chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration
    • He ends up playing the part of Moonshine.
  15. Tom Snout
    • tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father
    • He ends up playing the part of Wall
  16. Snug
    • joiner chosen to play the lion
    • worries that his roaring will frighten the ladies in the audience
  17. Philostrate
    organizes entertainment for Theseus's marriage
  18. Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mustarseed, and Mote
    fairies ordered by Titania to serve Bottom
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Midsummer Night's Dream Characters
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