A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III Study Guide Questions Name: __________________________ Scene 1: 1. What is the purpose of this night meeting of the Mechanicals? 2. What device does Shakespeare use to get Bottom offstage and alone after he speaks? (l.71-74) Why is this necessary? 3. Copy from the text an example of Bottom's malapropisms. 4. What does Bottom think of the responses of his fellow actors to his "ass head"? 5. What wakes Titania? (l.139). 6. What is ironic and humorous about Titania's speech (ll. 139-143)? Refer to specific phrases. Creative Writing On an attached sheet of paper: Write a very short story in which a character who your teacher and classmates will recognize (real, from a TV show or movie) is magically changed by Robin while waiting to meet another character. Set the stage carefully by describing the main character and the reason for the meeting. Have the change (of head, of course) be in some way related to the personality of the character. Have the story end with the reaction of the 2nd character when he/she appears. Scene 2: 7. Which character is used by Shakespeare to connect the two plots? 8. What does Hermia believe Demetrius has done? 9. Why is Robin delighted with Oberon's use of the flower on Demetrius? (ll. 120-124) 10. To what does Demetrius compare his heart (ll. 172-176)? Explain the comparison. 11. How has Hermia located Lysander in the dark wood? 12. What does Helena make of Lysander's love for her and Hermia's lack of understanding of what is going on? 13. Name two ways the mortals have been made fools by Robin? A. B. 14. What specific line tells us that Hermia still loves Lysander, even after all of his language of hate?