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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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This man hath bewitch’d the bosom of my child…

With cunning hast thou filch’d my daughter’s heart,
Turn’d her obedience 'which is due to me'
To stubborn harshness.

In what sense does Egeus use the word bewitched when he describes Lysander’s behavior toward Hermia in the following lines?

A

Lysander has asked for the help of the fairies to put a love spell on Hermia.

B

Lysander has inappropriately influenced Hermia because now she is more willing to follow her love for Lysander than her father’s orders.

C

Lysander kidnapped and imprisoned Hermia, forcing her to follow his orders and not her father’s.

D

Lysander drugged Hermia to get her to fall in love with him.

E

Lysander is a sorcerer who has cast a bewitchment on Hermia to make her follow his orders instead of her father’s.