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
This line is told to someone that is hopelessly in love with someone that does not love them back. Helena responds with, “You draw me, you hardhearted adamant!” (Shakespeare, 2014, 2.1.195). Even with all the ways that Demetrius tells her that he does not love her, Helena still pursues him and tells him that the more he pulls away, the more she is drawn to him. Helena is hopelessly in love with Demetrius because he does not feel the same way about her that she does for him. By chance, Oberon overheard the two speaking and felt bad for Helena.
A Dream Come True “When you are in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut, it will heal, but there will always be a scar.” This anonymous quote accurately describes Helena’s attitude towards love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Helena is one of the main characters in this play. She is hopelessly in love with a man named Demetrius who unfortunately does not love her in return. After an eventful night involving the pair and two other characters (lovers Hermia and Lysander), some meddling fairies, and a considerable amount of love juice, Helena’s perspective on love changes. By the end of the play, she secures the happily ever after she so dearly longs for at the beginning, but that cannot erase the hurt she experiences throughout the comedy.
This means that when love comes from looks it is more than likely gonna fail love comes from inside and shows actually how care for that person. Another instance in the play that love comes into effect is at the beginning really one girl likes a guy but he loves her best friend like in real life in most cases she never gets a chance “the course of true love never did run smooth(). In the play love does not run smoothly it keeps from relationships forming all because of a flower. In the play marriage plays a key role in most of the play though most marriages hit a rough patch or two like the one in the story. The Queen seems unhappy to the king so he send puck to get this flower so she will fall back in love with the king but little does he that when he sends puck after the boy for talking to the lady like garbage puck gives the flower power to the wrong guy with all of this going on the king says “ayme !for aught that ever i could read could ever hear by tale or history the course of true love never did run smooth”().
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
Demetrius goes from loving Helena to hating her, and loving Hermia to loving Helena because of the influence of the love potion. Helena and Hermia used to have a platonic love, but because of Lysander and Demetrius loving Helena, not Hermia, they feel hatred towards each other. Puck 's confusion over who is Demetrius causes Lysander to fall in love with Helena. Oberon trying to fix Puck 's mistake causes Demetrius to love Helena, and Helena to be distressed. Using the love potion causes Hermia and Helena confusion.
Romeo 's nonexistent communication with Rosalind is a sign he is merely infatuated with her external appearance, “Oh, she is rich in beauty, only poor That when she dies, with beauty dies her store” (1.1.215-16). One of the attributes of narcissism is the “love of or sexual desire for one 's own body” (Merriam-Webster 824). His obsessive compulsion with beauty leads him into despair because he is unable to attain the beautiful object he desires. In Slavoj Zizek 's Courtly Love, or Woman as Things, “the Lady is thus perceived as a kind of spiritual guide into the higher sphere of religious ecstasy” (Zizek 1181). Rosalind is Romeo 's “Lady” and spiritual guide to his “religious ecstasy.” In a sense, his “love” for Rosalind 's beauty is a representation of his addiction for beautiful objects.
Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare.The book is about how trickery is used.Trickery in the book is used a lot specially when it comes to someone that is in love.Also trickery is used on the ones that think they will never fall in love.The characters that get trick in here are Claudio,Hero,Benedick and Beatrice.Claudio and Hero are the first ones that fall in love at the moment that they see each other like love at first sight.Benedick and Beatrice they aren’t like Claudio and Hero.Beatrice likes to talk bad about Benedick when she hasn’t even met him.Beatrice meets Benedick and they both start talking bad about each other. The first person that gets trick will be claudio.As an example of how trickery is used just on the fact on jelousy “come come ,let us
It is a striking event how he treats his alleged favourite daughter and how easily he believes the lies he is being fed. Despite this, his quote holds a certain truth to it. As Lear has sinned against Cordelia, his other two daughters have sinned against him. He is right in his words for the reason that, although he was unjust and treated Cordelia disrespectfully, he did it because he felt betrayed. His view on showing love is expressing it through words, so when Cordelia fails in her declaration of love, Lear sees this fail as a lack of love and ungratefulness, especially when he decides to give the entire kingdom to his daughters.
Sometimes the other person does not feel the same way you do, but you tend to love them anyways. Even though Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena continues to love Demetrius and never stops thinking about or pursuing him. Demetrius lied to Helena and made promises and swore he would always be hers. “But when he got all hot and bothered over Hermia, his promises melted away (Shakespeare 1.1. 244-245).