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Delinquent Devil

Delinquent Devil In the well-known Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an imbalance of love occurs when one woman, Hermia, has the heart of two men, Demetrius and Lysander, while another woman, Helena, loves Demetrius, but isn’t loved in return. There is much love confusion in the play and one character is accredited for many malevolent acts. Although there isn’t a definite main character or protagonist, he is considered to play the role of the most important character in the script throughout the playwright. He is frequently performing mischievous acts for the sake of his own entertainment and he is also to blame for much of the plays love mix-ups. Throughout the play, he controls the symbol of the love juice. This very juice represents the undeniably powerful nature of love, which can lead to inexplicable and bizarre behavior and cannot be resisted. This character is none other than the one and only Robin Goodfellow. Referred to also as Puck, which ironically means ‘devil’, he is a master prankster and a clumsy user of magic. The mistakes caused by Puck are “honest” as is pleaded to Oberon, but he delights in the chaos created by these very mistakes. He is noted for scaring the maidens in the village, stealing cream from the top of the milk, screwing up the flour mills, and frustrating housewives by keeping their milk from turning to butter; he is also guilty of keeping the beer from foaming up as it should and causing people to get lost at night and laughing at them. The people he is good to call him “Hobgoblin” and “sweet Puck”. These explanations of Pucks misdeeds portray him to be more of an outgoing teenager, whose life has no purpose, but to have fun and laugh at the people he messes with, including Bottom, of whom he turns his head into that of an ass, which provides for some of the plays double-edged comedy. Furthermore Puck is Oberon’s jester and servant and as such Oberon is his closes...

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