Hermia And Lysander's Love Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Additional struggles resulting from true love include jealousy among lovers. At times, Helena is a bit jealous of Hermia and Lysander’s love. Included in the consequences of true love is a possible loss of friendship due to jealousy: “Call you me ‘fair’? That ‘fair’ again unsay. Demetrius loves your fair. O happy fair!” (1.1.184-185). At this point in the play, Demetrius is still doting over Hermia. Although this is the “way it should be” according to Egeus, sadly, Helena is blindly in love with Demetrius. Jealousy is unavoidable because Helena is envious of Demetrius’ affection towards Hermia. When lovers compete for the same people, complications arise. When this jealousy escalates, entire friendships can be lost. At the climax of the play, “Injurious Hermia, most ungrateful maid, / have you conspired, have you with these contrived, / to bait me with this foul derision” (3.2.200-202), Helena falsely accuses Hermia. Helena accuses Hermia of mocking her for her inferior beauty. In addition, Helena believes that Demetrius and Lysander are feigning love in order to ridicule her. Of course, these are just additional misconceptions that arrive as a result of true love. As conflicts arise in true love relationships, tensions can build and lead up to a loss of …show more content…
Decisions made under the influence of love can sometimes be skewed or irrational. Helena makes assumptions that are false because she is blinded by the effects of love, “Lo, she is one of this confederacy! / Now I perceive they have conjoined all three / to fashion this false sport in spite of me” (3.2.197-199). Helena falsely accuses Hermia of conspiring against her because she is blinded by her love for Demetrius and feels betrayed when he “mocks” her. Also, the references to Cupid also provide evidence for the fact that love is blind: “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; / and therefore is winged Cupid painted

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