Lysander is a young man of Athens, of good family and fortune.
He has a mocking tongue on him. In love with Hermia, he convinces her to flee with him to the house of his aunt, who dotes on him, and who lives outside the reach of Athenian law. He gets them lost in the woods on their way, to the extent that they need to sleep. He rather hopes to cuddle up with Hermia, but she will have none of it and sends him to sleep on his own. Awakening with Puck’s love juice in his eyes just in time to see Helena, he begins to make extravagant love to her. He enters a bitter rivalry with Demetrius over her, insults Hermia, and rushes off to fight a duel with the other man. Once Puck makes all well, he can scarcely tell just what has happened to him.