As Not only is Oberon an accused cheater,

     As portrayed in William Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the interactions these created characters have such a profound meaning as they’re human like motivations make the story feel more realistic. An example of this is Oberon’s dialogue within Act II, where Titania suspects Oberon to be in an affair. Titania. …I knowWhen thou hast stolen away from fairy land, And in the shape of Corin sat all day,Playing on pipes of corn, and versing love,To amorous Phillida. (2.1.64-68.)This indicates that even Kings and Queens have a dysfunctional side, which avoids them from just becoming one-dimensional fairy tale characters. The scenario of a person of high status such as King Oberon being unfaithful being that he has a lot of women that like him for his status and swagger, seems reasonable. Not only is Oberon an accused cheater, he is also a nosey individual by secretly listening in on people’s business. “But who comes here? I am invisible,/And I will overhear their conference” (2.1.186-187.) In other words, King Oberon uses his mystical powers and stealth for being small to get the information he needs for his selfish motives. It’s done in a way however so the audience forgets how a man with such an important role in this story is a fairy, which is described to be as small as bats. “Some war with rere-mice for their leathren wings/To make my small elves coats…” (2.2.4-5.) The audience can look past the ridiculousness that is the size of these fairy monarchs for the relatable human-like scenarios that occur throughout the Act. Among the seemingly petty and foolish drama in this story, there are instances of magic that almost seem like it can actually occur in real life when immersed in the thick of the plot. “I’ll watch Titania when she is asleep,/and drop the liquor in her eyes/…I’ll make her render up her page to me.” (2.1.177-185.) Oberon has the ability to make Titania like him again using some kind of potion liquid to change to make her like him again, just so Oberon can cover that he was (possibly) cheating on his wife.


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