Night falls and Lysander and Hermia, lost, go to sleep in the wood.
Puck comes across the pair and, mistaking him for Demetrius, puts the love-juice on Lysander’s eyes.
Driven by pure fantasy, Puck's pansy juice spreads mischief and mad passionate love in all the wrong eyes.
Lysander and Demetrius both fall in love with Helena, and Titania falls in love with the ass-headed Bottom. So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape" (Act III, Scene I).
Here we have the most outrageous of Shakespeare's situations.
Mad lust is given free reign in the night air of the woods, as fairies and men act like asses.
After they have all gone to bed, Oberon and Titania appear in the court with their fairy train to bless Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding bed.
Puck closes the play with an address to the audience.
He terrorises them, transforming Bottom the Weaver into a man with the head of an ass.
The others flee in terror, while Bottom, unaware of his transformation, remains in the wood.