Who Is Puck In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Character Analysis Essay Robin Goodfellow, also known as Puck, in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, is a character who stands out throughout the play and is the most recognizable character for his character traits. Puck is an evil fairy who does what he pleases to scare the mortals for the fun of it. Besides being evil, Puck is a very loyal fairy servant to the King of fairies, Oberon. Also another trait of Puck is that he is a good-hearted fairy. These character traits affect the development of other characters and the play itself because Puck is involved in all the situations caused in the story. Puck is mostly known as the evil fairy and is known to cause a lot of trouble throughout the story. In one occasion in the story, Puck transforms the actor Nick Bottom’s head into that of a donkey, just for the sake of his own enjoyment. “The stupidest one, who played Pyramus in their play, finished his scene and went to sit in the bushes to wait for his next cue. I took that opportunity to stick a donkeys head on him.” He also anticipates the humiliation of Titania, the…show more content…
Puck shows his loyalty when he very willingly and very speedily carries out Oberon’s requests. Whatever Oberon asks him to do or to get him he obeys without hesitation and shows his obedience and loyalty to Oberon throughout the story. For example, when Oberon asks Puck to find the magic flower for him as quickly as he can, Puck very obediently says to his King” I’ll put a girdle round the earth in forty minutes” which actually states that Puck will go around the earth in search of the flower in forty minutes time which is very fast. Also, when Oberon orders him to find the Athenian guy who rejects the lady who is in love with him, Puck thinks he put the love potion on the right guy that Oberon has told him to, but results in it being the wrong guy Puck has put it
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