In act two of this play, the reader learns of a quarrel between the king of the fairies, Oberon, and his queen, Titania. We later see the development of this quarrel into a dispute which the king is intent on resolving along with that of two passing mortals whose conversation we happen to overhear. Through the scene, we see Oberon’s character develop into a fairly well -rounded personality, and we see the set up for the main plot of the entire play.
Oberon wishes to drop love blossom juice into Titania’s eyes so that he can gain back his wife’s affections. In the beginning of this act, we see that Oberon is jealous that Titania’s attention and time has been spent with her new page. By putting the Queen under the spell of this flower, causing her to look the fool, and then relinquishing her from this spell, the king is certain she will concede and “make her render up her page to [him]. (2.1.185)”
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