Dear Agony Aunt

Dear Agony Aunt, I have fallen out with my wife over the custody of a changeling boy. She was asked to look after the child for a friend but now I want him and she is refusing to give him up, even though I have asked her very nicely. I don’t know why she is being so unreasonable, but if she carries on I am determined to get my revenge on her. What do you think? Oberon x


  1. I think you should ask her again even more nicely.
    (From best Friend)

  2. EXACTLY!!!! If you did that to me that would prove you are an unsuitable father! (by Anon.)

  3. You can't expect her to just give the child to you. After all, she was the one who was asked to look after the boy. If you get revenge on her, then that will just show that you are being really unreasonable and that you always want things your way. We get that you are the King of Fairies but sometimes not everything is about you. (by Anon.)

  4. You are being very unreasonable. Your wife promised to look after the boy after his mother died and to make her give him up would make her break that promise. Are you sure you are not just jealous because she gives him love and attention which you think belongs to you? (by Anon.)

  5. I think Oberon is silly for casting a spell on the queen, Titania, but that's my opinion.(by Anon.)

  6. Make sure she loves you first then you could get revenge x
    (by shazmin)

  7. Dont get revenge on her!! It will probably make things worse. I think you should give up or surely if you love each other you could share the boy? (by Anon.)

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Think no more of this night’s accidents / But as the fierce vexation of a dream.


Relationship Status:

Loves Titania


I am Oberon, the King of the Fairies. I am angry with my Queen, Titania, because she will not give me the changeling boy that I so desire. I therefore devise a plan to steal the boy and I ask my servant Puck to fetch a love potion so that Titania will fall in love with a beast. I also see an Athenian man arguing with an Athenian woman in the forest and so I plan to use this potion on him too, in the hope that he will fall in love with her. However, Puck puts the potion in the wrong Athenian’s eyes causing mayhem, much to my dismay. I am able to amend his errors though and with the changeling boy now in my care, I also end the spell on Titania.



The changeling boy




Also Called:

  • ‘The King’ (Puck. 2.1.18)
  • ‘jealous Oberon’ (Puck. 2.1.24)
  • ‘King of Shadows’ (Puck. 3.2.346)

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. (2.1.64-73) I know / When though hast stol’n away from fairy land / And in the shape of Corin, sat all day / Playing on pipes of corn, and versing love / To amorous Phillida. Why art thou here, / Come from the farthest step of India, / But that, forsooth, the bouncing Amazon, / Your buskined mistress and your warrior love, / To Theseus must be wedded, and you come / To give their bed joy and prosperity?

  2. (2.1.87) With thy brawls thou has disturbed our sport.

  3. (4.1.92) Fairy King, attend and mark: / I do hear the morning lark.


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