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Shakespeare often relies on archetypes (the sophisticated court jester, the angry father, the buffoon) to help advance the plot and characters in his plays.

What is Puck's special function in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

A

He is Oberon's messenger and errand boy who brings Oberon the love potion.

B

He is Oberon's spy in Titania's court, aiding the fairy king in his endeavors to regain the Indian boy as his page.

C

He is Oberon's court jester who adds to the comedy and humorous mayhem of the play.

D

He is the buffoon who is continually goofing up to create humorous conflicts in the play.

E

He is the imp whose ultimate goal is to create and cause as much mayhem as he can for Oberon to clean up.

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