Comparison Of Hermia In A Midsummer's Night Dream

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In the play, A Midsummer 's Night Dream, the audience is introduced to three, young, beautiful women known as Hermia, Helena, and Titania. Each of these women have different qualities that make up who they are as a character. Hermia portrays herself as strong - willed and independent. Helena however, presents herself as feeble yet persistent. Titania depicts herself as mystical, majestic, and compassionate. Despite these women having different traits, they all share something in common. In the play, A Midsummer 's Night Dream, while Hermia, Helena, and Titania are very distinct from one another, they possess an identical weakness: Their love for the man of whom they desire. In the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Hermia is strong enough in …show more content…
In spite of her not being sure of what awaits in the forest, or her future, Hermia agrees to run off with Lysander. Hermia happily states to her love, “In the same place that thou hast appointed me/Tomorrow truly will I meet with thee” (1.1.177-178). Hermia is so excited about her and Lysander’s verdict, that as she comes upon Helena, she tells Helena of her plans. Hermia explains to Helena, “Take comfort. He no more shall see my face;/Lysander and myself will fly this place” (1.1-202-203). Helena is now left with her own thoughts after Hermia and Lysander leave. Helena afterwards discovers a plan to get the man she longs for. In the play, A Midsummer 's Night Dream, Helena becomes very insecure of herself after Demetrius rejects her. But she remains persistent on once again gaining his love and attention. Helena is jealous of the fact that despite Hermia not loving Demetrius, she still receives his compassion. But after hearing the news of Hermia and Lysander leaving herself, she develops a strategy that will ensure her having a future with Demetrius. Even if ignites her own discomfort. Hermia utters to …show more content…
Hermia is strong – willed and independent. Due to such qualities she is determined to fight for her love. Determined enough to run off into the forest with Lysander after the disagreement between her and her father. She does so without any word of what the consequences might be, or what harm may come her way. The same can be said for Helena as she persists to gain the love of Demetrius. Although she differs in her weak and insecure personality, she continues to come up with ideas such as leading him to Hermia through the unknown and wild forest. However, while doing so she listens to his unkind words, not realizing her own worth due to Demetrius once being the person who loved her so

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