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Puck as an Intermediary Between the Human and Fairy World

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Puck as an Intermediary Between the Human and Fairy World Works Cited Missing To find out in what ways is Puck an intermediary between the human and fairy worlds? I will gaze back in to the history and connotation of the person and the word Puck. Puck is a popular character in the British folklore of the previous hundreds of years. Many different types of people have referred to Puck, each with a unique type of dialect and colloquialism. These in turn bring a different name, imagery and their concept and view of the ideals of spirits and magic. Puck is a familiar character throughout European folklore. Therefore, the audience would be familiar with him and his character. This means Puck is a very versatile character as he has many different persona; he could be played as an evil and sadistically malevolent person 'frights the maiden of the villagery' (2:1:40); or a happy jester type persona, just looking to entertain 'merry wanderer of the night'; or a childish spirit 'merry wanderer of the night' this shows Puck lacks direction. 'Wanderer' meaning to go from place to place without a settled destination or special purpose. Maybe Puck is simply an energetic child who gets into trouble if he does not have an activity to occupy his imagination or the consequences will be mischievous and unpleasant. This orchestrates the reasoning behind the attack on the aesthetics of Nick Bottom. 'I'll be an auditor, an actor to perhaps if I see cause' this means Puck will make mischief when the artisans are acting. 'Auditor' means he will listen and watch for his chance for mischief. 'Actor too perhaps' he will join in probably in a mischievous way.... ... middle of paper ... ... you befriend him with your applause, he will befriend you with his magic. Puck gives a fitting end to the play, as the audience has come to love the little fellow known as Robin Goodfellow. He tells them the morals behind the play. He does this in a melodical way, Shakespeare does this because the audience already knows that when Puck speaks in blank verse he is serious and not happy. So Shakespeare gives them the happy rhythmic Puck, which will give the audience something they can be at ease with. Puck is an intermediary; he joins the fairy world and the human world. He does this through verse with rhyming and blank verse, and many metaphors. He also does this through dialogue with other characters such as a fairy and Oberon. He makes a fitting and good intermediary because he is involved in every story line.
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