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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Wedding Atmosphere

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Go, Philostrate,
Stir up the Athenian youth to merriments,
Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth,
Turn melancholy forth to funerals;
The pale companion is not for our pomp. (1.1.12)

Based on these lines, what kind of atmosphere is likely to develop during the days leading up to the wedding between Hippolyta and Theseus?

A

Solemn, formal, and stately.

B

Wrathful, gaudy, and rambunctious.

C

Informal, quiet, and prudish.

D

Loving, lustful, and depressing.

E

Celebratory, mirthful, and merry.