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1 Act IV I can explain how and why an author chooses to represent a subject or a scene.

2 Vocabulary Words 1.Amiable 2.Enmity …. Advanced do 3 and 4 as well 3. Stealth 4. Paragon (find the noun and verb defiitions) 1.Definition 2.Part of speech 3.Sentence 4.Synonym 5.Antonym Bell Ringer

3 What was the plot confusion? What happened to Bottom? Review Act III

4 Close Reading: Pucks monologue 1)As we read Pucks monologue, underline details that are consistent with what we have learned about the role of fairies and magic in human emotion and circle details that are different. Beside the differences, explain how they are different. 2)Read the Queen Mab speech from Romeo and Juliet. Underline details that are consistent with what we have learned about the role of fairies and magic in human emotion and circle details that are different. Beside the difference, explain how they are different.

5 Flashback : 1.What might Shakespeare be saying about the nature of love and other emotions? 2.Why did Shakespeare choose to focus on fairies as the influences over love in the text? What might they symbolize? 3.How was this message illustrated differently in the a. film, b. the paintings, and c. in the text? 4.Why would the _______________ choose to represent the message in this way? a. artist b. author c. film maker

6 Act IV

7 Shakespeares love life influenced his writing. Anne Hathaway-his wife 8 years his senior Married when he was 18 and she was 26 (she was pregnant- shotgun wedding) Had three children together, but lived in separate towns much of their life so he could perform Married until he died, approximately 34 years. He left her only the second best bed in his will. Suspected of having many affairs The dark-lady Mentioned in several of his sonnets Shakespeare In Love

8 Shakespeare depicts all types of love. Passionate Romantic Shallow Familial However, Shakespeare does not take into account the type of love that develops over time. All of his stories depict love at first sight or close to it. For example, in the characters of the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare skillfully illustrates the feelings and actions experienced by two people who are infatuated with each other. Shakespeares Purpose

9 At the same time, he shows how silly and ridiculous those actions may seem to someone who does not share these feelings. He sums up the attitude of the outside observer in the often-quoted words of Puck, what fools these mortals be! (act 3, scene 2, line 115). These are all feelings that we can relate to today. While reading, watch how Shakespeare depicts love. Is it long and drawn out, or is it quick and passionate? Shakespeares Purpose Continued

10 While you watch, pay close attention the numerous love stories being told (i.e. Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius, Oberon and Titania, Bottom and Titania, Theseus and Hippolyta). What are some complications? What is the end solution? How does each character feel upon waking up? Who is/are the antagonist(s) to these couples? Complications In Love

11 Lines The Wake-Up Scene Read Act IV Scene i

12 View Act IV

13 What are some complications? What is the end solution? How does each character feel upon waking up? Who is/are the antagonist(s) to these couples? Discussion:

14 1. What do you think about Demetrius sudden love for Helena? Do you think he really loves her? 2. Upon waking, Titania doesnt seem to care or notice that her Indian boy is gone. What does this say about her character? What could Shakespeare be trying to say about women in general? Stop and Think…

15 What is Shakespeare saying about love? Look at each relationship that appears within MSND and explain what Shakespeare is saying about love, or people who are in love. Why is he making fun of them? Be sure to use evidence from the text as support. Theseus and Hippolyta Hermia and Lysander Hermia and Egeus (in the parental sense) Hermia and Demetrius Helena and Demetrius Titania and Oberon Titania and Bottom Helen and Lysander Helen and Lysander and Demetrius Lets Talk About Love

16 What about Shakespeares relationships and/or view on love may have influenced the way he chose to represent the wake-up scene? What does Pucks act of placing the love potion on the lovers eyes reveal about Shakespeares opinion on love at first sight? Exit Slip- So what?


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