Summary Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare is about three different groups of characters. The first group is consists of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, who is preparing to marry Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. Egeus, mother of Hermia, arrives at Theseus' s home with Hermia and two suitors, Demetrius and Lysander. Lysander and Hermia are deeply in love, but Egeus wishes Hermia to marry Demetrius. Egeus then asks Theseus for the full penalty of law to fall on Hermia's head if she refuses to marry Demetrius. Theseus gives Hermia until his wedding to consider her options, warning her that if she disobeys her mother, she could be sent to a convent or even executed. After that, Hermia and Lysander make plans to escape Athens and marry at Lysander's aunt's house. Lysander and Hermia tell H... Continue Reading