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 Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
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 Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that
These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
The flower which his arrow struck inevitable was the cause of all the chaos in this play. Had cupid not been blind, had love listened to reason, he may not have missed. The problems from love that were endured by our lovers would never have occurred. Here Shakespeare heads the message that a love which follows no reason is the route of loves problems. In conclusion, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the story of the difficulties of love.
Love was hard for Helena in the beginning of the play because the person she loved did not love her back. Helena was in love with Demetrius, but he loved Hermia. When Helena followed him in the woods, he told her he did not love her and to stop following him (Shakespeare.2.1.173-174). She
They are the perfect example of difficulty of love, that is, passionate circumstances in which an injustice or discrepancy interferes in the consistency of the engagement. Finally, the habitual happy end in comedies is produced, although they have had problems to achieve it like the love potion; the second are Demetrius and Helena. Their relationship has evolved during the play. At first, Demetrius is in love with Hermia, but it is at the end when his love for Helena appears. However, Helena has been always in love with him.
Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, mutual love and devotion are the main characteristics of Shakespeare’s ideal love. He also portrays the idea of lovers making sacrifices in order to be together, even if it means forsaking things that are valuable to their existence, including their lives. The individuals possessed by ideal love are not the only ones who are affected by it. In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to Romeo’s drastic change of “love” was shocking : “Holy Saint Francis, what a
Hermia considers Helena to be her best friend, she wants Helena to be happy and wishes her the best of luck with Demetrius, she tells her the more she scorns Demetrius the more he loves her; While with Helena it’s the exact opposite, the more she loves Demetrius the more he hates her. Helena is deeply jealous of Hermia since she has taken Demetrius away from her and constantly compares herself to Hermia because of
Here Juliet means that when she learned Romeos name it was too late, she has fallen under a spell of love. There are a few negative thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden relationship. Friar Lawrence even warns Romeo to be careful about the marriage of him and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 856). Friar means that this is a marriage between these two families filled with hatred along with this history between them, the happy couple won’t last for long, and surely this will end badly. Romeo is impulsive, not only when he kisses Juliet, but also when he talks to Tybalt “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage” (Shakespeare 865).
For instance, when Hermia and Helena start arguing, they project the image of impulsiveness and irrationality. All the while Lysander and Demetrius are foolishly fighting due to the love spell, Helena and Hermia, supposed lifelong friends, start a quarrel, equally as foolish, believing that they were betrayed by the other. Helena believes the situation to be a “jest” (III. ii. 239) made by the others but Hermia accuses Helena, out of anger, to be a “thief of love” (III.