William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Read the extract below and answer the following questions

Go, Philostrate,
Sir up the Athenian youth to merriments;
Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth;
Turn melancholy forth to funerals:
The pale companion is not our pomp

Hippolyta, I wooed thee with my sword,
And won thy love doing thee injuries;
But I will wed thee in another key,
With pomp with triumph, and with reveling ( Act 1, Scene One, Lines 12-20)

 

A. adoration
B. dislike
C. intolerance
D. tolerance

Correct Answer:

Option C – intolerance

Explanation

Asking that melancholy forths be turned to funerals show Theseus intolerance to melancholy.

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