“More important, Puck’s capricious spirit, magical fancy, fun-loving humor, and lovely, evocative language permeate the atmosphere of the play. Wild contrasts, such as the implicit comparison between the rough, earthy craftsmen and the delicate, graceful fairies, dominate A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Jon Agera) I think the name "Puck," suits the fairy because he enjoys playing jokes and pranking humans. “In fact, “Pouk” was a typical medieval term for the devil. Sometimes Puck was pictured as a frightening creature with the head of an ass, or as a queer little figure, long and grotesque, or as a rough, hairy creatur...
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...dy the almost supernatural power of love (symbolized by the love potion) and to create a surreal world.” (Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee).
Puck couldn’t only work magic and play tricks. He has a shape shifting ability, and can also change his voice. We know this because he led Lysander and Demetrius around the woods by mimicking the voices of other people calling out to them. He made everything seem like a dream the next day. At first, he had to separate the four Athenians, and then bring them back to one area where they will all be simultaneously, but will not be aware of each other’s presence. He then gives Lysander the antidote, along with Titania, who was also in the same area asleep with Bottom. Once again, if it was up to Puck, Titania would have been stuck with Bottom. Oberon was satisfied because Titania had given up the changeling, and thought she suffered enough.
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