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Comedy in A Midsummer Nights Dream why do they run away This is a knavery of them to make me afeard3199 This is a quote from the Shakespearean play A Midsummer Nights Dream In this quote the speaker bottom is wondering why everyone is afraid of him He doesnt realize that as a practical joke a trickster Puck has put an ass head on his shoulders as a joke This makes all of his companions afraid of him so that they run away This is an example of the comedy involved in this play This essay will show you that A Midsummer Nights Dream is a play that is mainly composed of comedy The funniest part of this play seems to be when Puck the trickster keeps mixing up the people who he is assigned to put the love juice on Even when he did put the love juice into the right peoples eyes they still fell in love with the wrong people sometimes The first example of this mistake of Pucks is where he puts the love juice in Lysanders eyes mistaking him for Demetrius Oberon tells Puck to put the love juice in the eyes of an Athenian man Demetrius and to make sure that the first thing he sees after this is the woman whom he hates but who loves him so much Helena Puck ends up finding Lysander and Hermia lovers sleeping on the forest floor He puts the love juice in Lysanders eyes and leaves Then along come Helena and Demetrius to this spot They are still arguing and Demetrius leaves her with the sleeping Lysander and Hermia Helena notices them there and tries to wake Lysander Lysander wakes and the first thing he sees is Helena And run through fire for thy sweat sake Transparent Helena Nature shows art That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart22103 This is what Demetrius says to
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