Theseus offers Hermia only two options; she must marry Demetrius or join a nunnery. After that Lysander quickly convinces Hermia to sneak in to the woods the next night so that they can get married at he's aunt's house outside of Athens. She agrees to the plan. Helena arrives and she is very upset that Demetrius only has eyes for Hermia, even though she loves him far more than Hermia ever could. Lysander tells her to not worry because he and Hermia are sneaking away that night. Helena believes that if she tells Demetrius about Hermia and Lysanders plan it might make him start to like here. In this early beginning of the play the first conflict is between father and daughter and the battle against arranged marriage and for passionate love.
In act II Robin Goodfellow (Puck) meets whit a fairy who tells him that Queen Titania is coming to the woods outside of Athens. Puck tells the fairy that it would be better if Titania and Oberon did not meet because the just fight when they do so. Titania has stolen a young boy whom she keeps with her and spends her time caring for. Oberon is jealous of the attention that the boy receives so he demands that Titania gives him the boy. This is a request that s
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