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Puck Everyones Favorite Fairy Throughout the William Shakespeare play A Midsummer Nights Dream we meet many characters Some are funny some are mean and some we feel sorry for However no character is adored so much as Puck the agent of the fairy king Puck is a mischievous little fairy that does King Oberons dirty work and finds humor at the expense of others Audiences and critics love the tiny sprite and time after time he steals the show With such classic lines as Lord what fools these mortals be it is impossible to not see why Stuart Tave author of the book Lovers Clowns and Fairies talks extensively of the fairies in Shakespeare A Midsummer Nights Dream and especially about Puck He refers to the fairy kingdom as the most remarkable characters in the play with their names both naturally and romantically more than nature He labels them to be both overwhelming and delicate and not subject to morality time or space It is Puck who is swifter than arrow from Tarters bow can put a girdle on the earth in 40 minutes He calls Puck the merry wander of the night Tave also points out that Puck along with the rest of Shakespeares fairy kingdom is invisible to the humans of the play They can observe them and read their thoughts and alter their thoughts to make them do what they so desire Through this the play becomes what Tave refers to as a funny foolish mortal show Puck is directing and watching Tave calls Puck a trickster who can do both mischief and unexpected helpful deeds to those who should be and need to be helped He also however points out that Puck and the fairys like humans do have some weaknesses This is seen when Puck misunderstands Oberons orders and puts the juice in the wrong mans eyes Williams Hazlitt sees Puck in a similar light He calls Puck the
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