Dear Agony Aunt

Dear Agony Aunt, My husband and I have been arguing a lot recently, mostly about a changeling boy that I have custody of from a friend. He wants the boy but I am not willing to part with him. Should I just hand over the boy to stop the arguments or should I stand my ground and keep him? Titania x


  1. It should be joint custody. (by Anon.)

  2. Explain to him why the boy is so important, then he will not argue with you as he will understand you. But also talk to him and try to understand why he wants the boy. (by Anon.)

  3. Hi interesting post and much food for thought here! Another way to look at it might be that by helping the child, he can learn that there are kind people in the world. I think that, as you point out, there are many lessons to be learned and it depends on the choices we make. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! (by Anon.)

  4. Why don't you share the boy with your husband and raise him together. This way you will raise him together and become closer together. If you don't like that idea than stand your ground. Don`t let your husband control you. Us women should have more freedom than we are given. BE STRONG FOR ALL OF US. (by Anon.)

  5. share the boy, as you said you have custody of the boy, Oberon has just got to accept that as he loves you and he will just have to accept that.

  6. Divide up the kingdom and rule with the boy. See how fast he will be running back to you after that. A man cannot do anything without the aid of a woman. Meanwhile watch your back. He will be out for revenge. Then you can do him for assault and get him banished from the kingdom. Good luck and don't forget to buy the boy a wii for christmas. He needs some chilling out if he is being fought over.
    P.S. Try making the boy feel better as he is probably upset about the fights. He might need a hug. (By Sophie)

  7. You and your husband should go to marriage councelling. And if that doesn't work - take into consideration about which one you love more! (by Jazmyn)

  8. If you are Husband and Wife don't you have joint custody? Or is Fairy law different to Athenian law? (by Anon.)

  9. If your husband wants a boy. I would get rid of the husband. (by Anon.)

  10. Arguments can cause misery and misery can lead to anger. The boy you seem to withhold is obviously a privilege. Your protection for him is strong so I suggest you sustain it. If the boy is of your ownership let him stay with you. Arguments always have an end and maybe this one will allow you and your husband to truly know each other and possibly bring you closer together. (by Sorcha)

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Methought I was enamour’d of an ass.


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Loves Oberon, then Bottom, then Oberon


I am Titania, the Queen of the Fairies. I have fallen out with the King over a changeling boy which I possess. He wants to take the boy from me but I will not allow it. The next thing I remember is my fairies singing me to sleep and then falling in love with the first beast I see, Bottom the ass. I dote upon the creature and call upon my fairies to be servants to my new love. But when I am woken again by Oberon, I loathe the beast and cannot understand why I was ever in his company.



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Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed

Also Called:

  • ‘Fairy Queen’ (Fairy. 2.1.8)
  • ‘Our Queen’ (Fairy. 2.1.17)
  • ‘mistress’ (Fairy. 2.1.59)
  • ‘proud Titania’ (Oberon. 2.1.60)

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. (2.1.74-80) How canst thou thus, for shame, Titania, / Glance at my credit with Hippolyta, / Knowing I know thy love to Theseus? / Didst not thou lead him through the glimmering night / From Perigouna, whom he ravished; / And make him with fair Aegles break his faith, / With Ariadne and Antiopa?

  2. (3.2.6) My mistress with a monster is in love.

  3. (4.1.44-48) Seest thou this sweet sight? / Her dotage now I do begin to pity; / For, meeting her of late behind the wood / Seeking sweet favours for this hateful fool, / I did upbraid her and fall out with her.


  1. Clip 1

    Emma Pallant discusses her initial impressions of Titania. > Play
  2. Clip 2

    In conversation with the Fairies: Emma (Titania) and Fergal (Puck). > Play