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  • Importance Of Helena In Midsummer Night's Dream

    Helena is one of the most courageous characters in this entire story. Demetrius, the man that Helena loves is going into the woods searching for Hermia, the women he was supposed to marry. However, unluckily for him, she ran off with the man whom she loved, Lysander. When Demetrius ran away to find Hermia, Helena ran after him. What made this so dangerous is that Demetrius didn’t like Helena at all; in fact he rather loathed her. If Helena got into trouble with a wild beast or muggers, there was a good chance Demetrius wouldn’t help her. Even Demetrius said bad luck could come to her, alone with a man, out in the woods. In Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 227-228, “I’ll run from thee and hide me in the brakes, And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.” Demetrius says these words, basically saying that he will leave her to die at the hands of beast. Through these cruel words spoken by the one she loves, Helena continues on. Certainly, Helena’s courage is very admirable and is a very important reason why she is a favorite character of mine.…

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  • Themes Of A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Central Theme of A Midsummer Night's Dream In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare introduces the readers to characters who experience various obstacles in the mission for love. In the play, Lysander and Hermia are forbidden to love by hermia's father, Egeus. Also, Helena loves Demetrius; although, Demetrius is disgusted by Helena and loves Hermia. Furthermore, Oberon wants Titania Indian boy, so he plots revenge against his lover to get the boy. When Lysander tells…

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  • Love In The Play A Midsummer Night's Dream

    thee once with Helena to do observance to a mom of May - there will I stay for thee.” (III.I.158-170). This shows that Lysander does really truly love Hermia. He is doing whatever it takes to stay with Hermia always, and not let Demetrius come and ruin it by Hermia getting married to Demetrius, like their parents wanted them too. This is why they chose to run together and let Lysander’s aunt marry them. This shows and lets us understand the type of love is being portrayed here, and this is the…

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Order And Disorder Analysis

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedic play written by Shakespeare in around 1595 that is about the love complications between Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia. Throughout the play, many things go wrong that disrupts the order. From the use of potions to the conflict between fairy royalty, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has an obvious order vs disorder theme that teaches about Shakespeare’s world and beliefs. The theme of order and disorder can be seen in many instances in the play.…

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck Character Analysis

    factors causing him to make mistakes. He is clearly a flawed character, as his slips come with a price. Due to his mischievous nature, Puck has the tendency of making errors, which then becomes the starting point of the havoc between the couples. Carelessness with one’s actions create multiple minor issues that lead to a larger problem in the long-run. It will soon become more difficult to manage the solution. Through Puck’s lack of responsibility, Oberon attempts to fix the issue after finding…

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  • Analyzing The Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays people in love by showing all strengths and weaknesses of being in love with somebody. Just because you are in love with someone does not mean that they will be in love with you. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, a romance fantasy, explains how love is a very difficult emotion to deal with in life but if you are in love with the right person it may be easier. Falling in love becomes so much harder when you are forced to fall in love with a…

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  • Effects Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    love. One can infer that love is hurtful by how Helena reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even near the end of the play. The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win…

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  • Tragic Characters In A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

    In Act 1 Scene 1, Helena initially tries to rationalize his attitude towards her by reminding herself that,“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,” And despite recognizing that Demetrius’s judgement and perception of her is skewed by his love for Hermia, Helena can’t help but believe that it’s partly true because of the fact that he’s said it countless times to the point that it she feels like there has to be another reason for his attitude towards her. Later on in the play she tells…

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  • Essay: The Importance Of Romantic Relationships In Shakespeare

    Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius. Titania and Oberon, the queen and king of the fey, possess rather mischievous personalities that compliment the other well…

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  • Hermia Monologue

    My group chose to depict the scene where Hermia finds her friends in the woods. She has found Lysander, her love, now in love with Helena because of a love potion Puck mistakenly puts on him. She also finds Demetrius, who was courting her and seemed to hate Helena but is now in love with Helena due to the efforts Oberon put into fixing Puck's mistake. And we also find Helena who thinks this is all a joke and that everybody is just trying to mess with her. We chose this scene because it had…

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