| Quote #7
As Oberon explains here, when the magic love juice is sprinkled into someone's eyes, it causes the person to fall instantly in love with the first creature he or she sees. Hmm. This seems to be symbolic of "love at first sight," don't you think? Go to "Symbolism" for more on this.
| Quote #8
After Lysander has been drugged by Oberon's love juice, he falls instantly in love with Helena and violently out of love with Hermia. What's interesting is that, when characters fall out of love in this play, their love turns into hate rather than indifference. What's up with that?
| Quote #9
When Titania awakens from the love spell, she has a classic "What was I thinking?" moment. Not only does she realize that she was literally in love with an "ass" (Shakespeare's little joke), she also admits that she can no longer stand the sight of the creature of which she was once "enamour'd." Some things never change.