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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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What DO the Lovers Speak of?

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Act V begins in medias res, in the middle of things, with the following comment from Hippolyta: "Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. "(5.1.1)

What can you infer that she and Theseus have been discussing from this line?

A

The fact that the four young people have effectively divided themselves into two couples, thus working out the conflict of the play by themselves.

B

The story of Bottom's head being turned into that of an ass and becoming the lover of the queen of the fairies for a night.

C

Hippolyta thinks Egeus should be happy with how everything worked out. Instead, Egeus is still upset with his daughter marrying Lysander and Demetrius now wanting to marry Hermia.

D

The story of the enchanting and bewildering night that the lovers had the previous night in the woods.

E

The idea that instead of this day being a possible execution day for Hermia, it is her wedding day to the man whom she truly loves.