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    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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    the play, A Midsummer night’s dream by William Shakespeare himself presents Helena as a confused woman. Helena visualises herself being ridiculed by two men. Those two men are Lysander and Demetrius. She also recognises the source of the ridiculeness to be teasing of her beauty and emotions. She realise that Hermia has persuaded both Lysander and Demetrius to tease her by using her beauty to convince them. She believes that Hermia now hates her. This humungous tangle is caused by a fairy named…

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    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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    The exposition - There are preparations being made for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Hermia loves Lysander, Lysander loves Hermia, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, and no one loves Helena. Hermia's father, Egeus, wants Hermia to marry Demetrius or be put to death according to law or live the rest of her days as a nun. The rising action - Titania and Oberon quarrel. Lysander and Hermia run off together and get lost in the woods and Demetrius and Helena…

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    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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    “... thou yet latched the Athenian’s eyes with the love juice, as I did bid thee do?” (William, Act 3. Sc 2). This shows us another idea. In this we see that the goal is to fulfill someone else’s desire for love. Later, there is a huge chaotic mix up in Oberon’s wishes and both Lysander and Demetrius fall in love with Helena. Robin Goodfellow is forced to fix it and then only Demetrius is the man in love with Helena, ”The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well” (William,…

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    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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    In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream each of the characters, (Hermia, Helena, and Lysander) have their own conflict with love which brought the impression that though there are difficulties in love, giving up isn’t an option. The confident love between the characters plays an emotional roller coaster throughout the play. The impression shined through in each scene and actions between the four characters. The beginning of the play, an intriguing discussion between Lysander, Hermia, and…

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    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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    bumps and difficulties to lead to happiness. In the play, there are many situations where love does not run smooth. There are three couples that are good examples. The couples being Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, and Titania and Oberon. The first couple that demonstrates this quote are Lysander and Hermia. Lysander and Hermia love each other and are wanting to get married, although Egeus, Hermia’s father, declares her to marry Demetrius. “The worst that may befall me in this case If…

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