Puck and Bottom: A Comparison

 Write a short exposition of what you see the role and function of Puck to be in the first half of MND. Can you see how his language differs from that of Bottom?

The character of Robin, or Puck, is perhaps one of the best loved of all of Shakespeare’s characters, His particular brand of rude boistrousness, clumsy idiocy, and impish humour is a mix that seems to cement itself in the hearts of all who read A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The character himself, however, is not there simply to jest and play. While he remains a comedic character (even refering to himself as a kind of jester for Oberon) he is pivotal in the turn of the play, both in his physical role, and his role in creating a stable plot that seems both realistic and fantastical.

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