From this paragraph, we are able to gain a sense
of Theseus’ character. We find, in this passage of
text, that Theseus’ is, by all means, a joyful person.
Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments;
He wants Philostrate to go and make sure that
the young of Athens are joyful at the nuptial hour.
Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth:
He wants to make sure that the lice and
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praying to the gods to make his wishes come
true. It seems like he’s interceding on the behalf of someone else,
“Flower of this purple dye,
Beg of her for remedy.”
I think Titania has fallen in love with Bottom. It seems, now, like she
is trying to seduce him in some sort of manner.
“Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed,...
...And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.”