55 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2016
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    1. What’s this to my Lysander? Where is he? Ah, good Demetrius, wilt thou give him me?

      she expects that Demetrius did something to Lysander

    2. O Helen, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine! To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne?

      he now loves Helena

    3. You are unkind, Demetrius; be not so; For you love Hermia; this you know I know. And here, with all good will, with all my heart, 165In Hermia’s love I yield you up my part; And yours of Helena to me bequeath, Whom I do love, and will do till my death.

      giving up herias love to "trade" for Helena's

    4. You speak not as you think. It cannot be.

      she doesn't want to believe that he had a change of heart overnight

    5. A privilege never to see me more. 80And from thy hated presence part I so: See me no more, whether he be dead or no.

      she won't even take a chance with demetrius, because she knows that he is unrelyable

    6. And if I could, what should I get therefore?

      wants to make a deal with Hermia for information on Lysander, does he even know anything about it?

    7. And kill me too.

      she would give up her life for her love for Lysander

    8. If thou hast slain Lysander in his sleep,

      she thinks demetrius killed lysander when they were sleeping

    9. I took him sleeping (that is finish’d too) And the Athenian woman by his side; 40That when he wak’d, of force she must be ey’d.

      thought that de did his job correctly

    10. My mistress with a monster is in love.

      Puck made sure that she would wake up to Bottom when he saw him acting in the forest

    11. I wonder if Titania be awak’d; Then what it was that next came in her eye, Which she must dote on in extremity.

      he wanted her to wake up to see a beast

    12. Be kind and courteous to this gentleman, 145Hop in his walks and gambol in his eyes; Feed him with apricocks and dewberries, With purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries; The honey-bags steal from the humble-bees, And for night-tapers crop their waxen thighs, 150And light them at the fiery glow-worm’s eyes, To have my love to bed and to arise; And pluck the wings from painted butterflies, To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes. Nod to him, elves, and do him courtesies.

      Telling her fairies to give Bottom anything he desires

    13. l give thee fairies to attend on thee; And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep, And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep. 140And I will purge thy mortal grossness so,

      He will be treated as royalty

    14. The summer still doth tend upon my state; And I do love thee; therefore go with me.

      Wants bottom to stay with her

    15. Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.

      Titania is in love with Bottom

    16. Awaking. What angel wakes me from my flow’ry bed?

      Uh oh...Titania is waking so that means the first person she sees she will fall in love with...Bottom

    17. PUCK I’ll follow you, I’ll lead you about a round, Through bog, through bush, through brake, through brier: Sometime a horse I’ll be, sometime a hound, 95A hog, a headless bear, sometime a fire, And neigh, and bark, and grunt, and roar, and burn, Like horse, hound, hog, bear, fire, at every turn.

      Puck wanted to cause trouble

    18. A stranger Pyramus than e’er played here.

      Shows that he play is very unproffesional

    19. Enter Puck, behind

      Puck is invisible and listens to the rehearsal. Will he cause destructition here?

    20. What say you, Bottom?

      Bottom is expected to solve all the problems

    21. “Ladies,” or  “Fair ladies, I would wish you,” or “I would request you,”  35or “I would entreat you, not to fear, not to tremble: my  life for yours. If you think I come hither as a lion, it were  pity of my life. No! I am no such thing; I am a man as  other men are”; and there indeed let him name his name, and tell them plainly he is Snug the joiner.

      Do they expect snug to say all of this? Do they know that he has trouble speeaking?

    22. This  will put them out of fear.

      Is he actually trying to help, or is he just trying to get more time on stage?

    23. No; make it two more; let it be written in eight and eight

      One upping Quince again

    24. There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe  that will never please. First, Pyramus must draw a sword to  10kill himself; which the ladies cannot abide. How answer  you that?

      He is trying to critsize Quince again. Women are seen as helpless.

    25. But fare you well; perforce I must confess I thought you lord of more true gentleness.

      Thought Lysander was a better man

    26. No, no; I am as ugly as a bear; 95For beasts that meet me run away for fear

      She has no self-confidence because she had to compare herself to Hermia.

    27. Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word Is that vile name to perish on my sword!

      Demetrius wants to kill Lysander, and Lysander wants to kill Demetrius

    28. What thou seest when thou dost wake, Do it for thy true-love take; Love and languish for his sake. 30Be it ounce, or cat, or bear,

      He wants her to fall in love with something crazy to teac her a lesson

    29. By the Athenian garments he hath on.

      How is that enough to determine who it was?

    30. Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase; The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind Makes speed to catch the tiger—bootless speed, When cowardice pursues and valor flies.

      Comparing their relationship

    31. ou do impeach your modesty too much, 215To leave the city and commit yourself Into the hands of one that loves you not;

      Telling her not to trust him becuase he will not help her

    32. I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius, The more you beat me, I will fawn on you. 205Use me but as your spaniel; spurn me, strike me, Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,

      Has no self-respect

    33. Do I entice you? Do I speak you fair? 200Or rather do I not in plainest truth Tell you I do not nor I cannot love you?

      He doesn't understand why she loves him when he when he only gives her hatred

    34. I am invisible, And I will overhear their conference.

      He will listen to Helelna begging for Demetrius

    35. I’ll watch Titania when she is asleep, And drop the liquor of it in her eyes;

      Is going to use it on Titania in hopes that she will fall in love with something insane. She will surrender to him

    36. Fetch me that flow’r; the herb I showed thee once. 170The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid Will make or man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees. Fetch me this herb, and be thou here again Ere the leviathan can swim a league.

      Wants puck to get him the flower that can act like a love potion

    37. Following (her womb then rich with my young squire) Would imitate, and sail upon the land

      She would still faithful to her, though she was pregnant

    38. Do you amend it then; it lies in you. Why should Titania cross her Oberon? 120I do but beg a little changeling boy, To be my henchman.

      Expects Titania to give up so that he can have the boy

    39. Therefore the moon (the governess of floods), Pale in her anger, washes all the air,

      Moon reference

    40. How canst thou thus for shame, Titania, 75Glance at my credit with Hippolyta,

      They had pasts with Theseus and Hippolyta

    41. And then the whole quire hold their hips and loff, And waxen in their mirth, and neeze, and swear A merrier hour was never wasted there.

      Makes everyone laugh

    42. I jest to Oberon and make him smile

      Oberon hired him to basically make him laugh

    43. That frights the maidens of the villagery, Skim milk, and sometimes labor in the quern, And bootless make the breathless huswife churn, And sometime make the drink to bear no barm, Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm? 40Those that Hobgoblin call you, and sweet Puck, You do their work, and they shall have good luck. Are not you he?

      he is a prankster

    44. And jealous Oberon would have the child 25Knight of his train, to trace the forests wild;

      Oberon wants the child to be part of his group of fairies. He is also jealous that she is giving all her love to this boy.

    45. I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon’s sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green.


  3. Apr 2016
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    1. Enough; hold, or cut bow-strings.

      very enthusiastic

    2. meet me in the palace  wood, a mile without the town, by moonlight; there will  we rehearse

      They are rehersing in the same forest where Hermia and Lysander are meeting

    3. What beard were I best to play it  in?


    4. I will roar  you as gently as any sucking dove
    5. And I may hide my face, let me play Thisbe too

      Wants to play another part

    6. Take comfort; he no more shall see my face; Lysander and myself will fly this place. Before the time I did Lysander see,

      Hermia and Lysander are eloping and tthey are telling Helena about their escape plan

    7. Sickness is catching; O, were favor so, Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go; My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye, My tongue should catch your tongue’s sweet melody.

      Helena is jealous of how Demetrius loves Hermia, but she doesn't even accept his love.

    8. Tomorrow truly will I meet with thee.

      Hermia promises Lysander that she will run away with him, disobeying her father and risking her own death.

    9. If then true lovers have been ever cross’d, It stands as an edict in destiny. Then let us teach our trial patience

      If it is truly destiny for them to be together, they can go through any circumstances

    10. O spite! Too old to be engag’d to young.

      Age differnce can prevent love