Hermia In 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Helena spends a large portion of her life complaining about the fact that she believes Hermia is much luckier than she is because she is the object of both Lysander and Demetrius’ attention. When Lysander “falls in love” with Helena she does not believe this, she thinks that he is not being honest with her, and is making fun of her, by playing with the feelings she has with Demetrius. The irony in this is that she finally gets what she has wanted, the attention of a man, but she is not able to believe that he is in love with her even though he proclaims his love to her repeatedly. It is as though Helena does not believe she is worthy of the love she has always desired. She may not have wanted to be with Lysander since she has always wanted
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