Characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Athenians

Egeus,

Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus.

            
Theseus,

The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta.

            
Hippolyta,

The legendary queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus.

            
Philostrate,

Theseus’s Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke’s marriage celebration.

            

Lovers

Lysander,

A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia.

            
Demetrius,

A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena.

            
Hermia,

Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena.

            
Helena,

A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius.

            

Mechanicals

Nick Bottom,

The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.

            
Peter Quince,

A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.

            
Francis Flute,

The bellows-mender chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

            
Robin Starveling,

The tailor chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

            
Tom Snout,

The tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

            
Snug,

The joiner chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

            

Fairies

Puck,

Also known as Robin Goodfellow, Puck is Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals

            
Oberon,

The king of the fairies, husband of Titania

            
Titania,

The beautiful queen of the fairies

            
Peaseblossom,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

            
Cobweb,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

            
Mote,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

            
Mustardseed,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

            



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