The exposition of the story is an old man named Egeus, who approaches Theseus about putting his daughter to death because of her refusal to marry the man of his choice. His daughter, Hermia, is given four days to comply and marry Demetrius, the man that her father has chosen or she will be killed. The rising action of this story is when Lysander, Hermia’s love, proposes the idea of leaving Athens and marrying at his aunt’s house. They planned to meet in the woods that night. Hermia disclosed this plan to her friend Helena, who told Demetrius (the man Hermia’s father had chosen for her to marry). During this time, the king and queen of the fairies were having a disagreement where the lovers were supposed to meet. The disagreement was that the …show more content…
The flower is put on someone’s eyes and makes them fall in love with the first thing they see. The king also wants to help Helena achieve her love Demetrius, who was in the woods to pursue Hermia, instructing Pan to put the flower on Demetrius as well. The climax of the story is when the king drips some love juice onto the queen while she is sleeping and when she awakens, she sees and falls in love with a clown with a donkey’s face. With Hermia and Lysander, they both rest in the woods with Demetrius and Helena close by. Pan accidentally puts the love juice on both Lysander and Demetrius instead of just Demetrius. This causes Demetrius and Lysander to see and fall in love with Helena. Hermia is obviously angry at Helena for stealing her love and the two girls begin to fight, and Demetrius and Lysander begin to fight over Helena. The falling action of the work is when the two couples fall asleep, Pan returns to fix his mistake by dropping another flower’s juice onto Lysander’s eyes, bringing his love for Hermia back. Love juice from a different flower was also given to the queen, bringing her out of love that she had previously with the clown with the donkey’s
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At the beginning of the story, he is insistent that his daughter shall marry Demetrius, instead of her true love Lysander. In Act I of the play Egeus states, “Be it so she; will not here before your grace consent to marry Demetrius, I beg the ancient privilege of Athens, as she is mine I may dispose of her: which shall be to this
Hermia is audacious in that she will defy a person of virtuous authority and will take risks so she can get what she wants. First and foremost, she disobeyed her father when Theseus says Demetrius is a worthy gentlemen to marry. Hermia, without hesitation replies “so is Lysander” because she believes Lysander is as equally worthy of a gentlemen as Demetrius. This shocks Theseus because generally women in the 1600’s are submissive and were not allowed to speak without being given permission. His delayed response, was evidence of his shock.
What is the denouement in the story? The exposition of the story is when Hermia was set to be married to Demetrius , but she refused. She was in love with another man, and was set to death when she refused to marry Demetrius. The rising action is Hermia and her lover run away to be married. Hermia’s best friend follows her along with Demetrius, but they stay hidden.
Yesterday, at midnight residents of Athens, Lysander and Hermia got caught eloping in the forest by Demetrius. This matter had been taken to Theseus, because Lysander did not have Egeus’s consent to marry his daughter Hermia. Egeus argued that being Hermia’s father he is the only person to make decisions for her which is why Demetrius was given Egeus’s consent to marry Hermia, but she declined to marry him. So, Lysander and Hermia decided to elope at midnight to his aunt’s house far away from Athens. Before they left Hermia told her best-friend Helena, about the elopement who later on told Demetrius.
He scorns her, yet she remains to hopelessly flock after him. Demetrius also attains that measure of seriousness; he is despondently in love with Hermia despite her love for someone else. Once he falls in love with Helena due to the fairies she immediately believes he is mocking her. Although it is entertaining when Demetrius finally falls in love with Helena, if he doesn’t remain true to his words he will leave her once again broken hearted. He says to Lysander, “Lysander, keep thy Hermia.
Puck makes a mistake and puts it on Lysander instead, so he ends up falling in love with Helena. Oberon tries to fix Pucks mistake by putting some love juice on Demetrius. But now both men love Helena. Hermia sees both men in love with Helena and does not like it. Both girls get very mad and Helena says this, “ Have you no modesty, no maiden shame, /
In Midsummer Night 's Dream Helena can be described as needy, persistant and self-conscious which is shown in her pursuit of Demetrius, who ignores and is uninterested in Helena making her insecure about her self. This desperate pursuit of Demetrius shows how needy Helena is for Demetrius 's attention. The passage where Helena follows Demetrius and treats Helena very badly but Helena does not give up. Helena is willing to be treated like Demetrius 's dog and overlook anything to get his affecion. No matter how badly Demetrius treats Helena she will not give up.
He makes Puck, his jester and right-hand, obtain a man and turn him into a donkey, who ends up being Nick bottom, the weaver and aspiring actor who was near the woods with his other playfellows. Titania falls in love with Bottom and Oberon obtains the boy, but not before telling Puck to help the lovers by putting the potion of Demetrius. This plan fails and both Demetrius and Lysander fall in love with Helena before Oberon corrects it as well as Titania’s love focus back to him and Bottom back to normal. The play ends with Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, and Theseus and Hippolyta marrying and watching the play performed by Bottom and the other rude mechanicals. The language used in the play, while being confusing due to the difference Shakespearean dialect and modern speech, is straightforward in ideas and comparisons, such as in the discussion between Hermia, Egeus, and Theseus at the beginning of Act One Scene One as well as the “play within a play” at the end of Act Five.
With all those perfectly structured elements, the writer brings Helena´s sorrow closer to the reader “How happy some o´er other some can be (…) But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so”. Let us get into the question of the chosen or the rejected love inside this frame of devastated Helena´s speech, which is one of the aims of this work. In spite of the fact that A midsummer night´s Dream is considered a Romantic comedy, it gives off everything but comedy itself, if it was not because of the quartet of young lovers involved in a conflict
In the next scene Lysander and Hermia flee
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
he had Puck drug them for his enjoyment and to help out Helena who he takes pity on. He takes pity on her because no one loves her, and because he feels bad about Demetrius brushing her off. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia have a crazy and complicated love square that gets even more complicated throughout the play. Being crazy in love is a major theme of A Midsummer Night’s dream by Shakespeare. This is shown by many characters throughout the play.
Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia. This crushed Helena, causing her to lose self-confidence, but still: she yearns for Demetrius 's love. Hermia and Lysander 's love, Egeus 's harsh rule, and Helena 's unrequited love for Demetrius causes the lovers to leave Athens.
Egeus sets Hermia up for an arranged marriage with a man named Demetrius. However, Hermia is in love with a man named Lysander. Her father does not care that his daughter is in love. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius because Egeus wants to be linked through marriage with a highly ranked family. Egues has no regard for what his daughter's heart wants.
Hermia’s father, Egeus, being one of the major reasons. According to law, Egeus has complete power over her so what he wants for her is what she receives. Hermia is then expected to respect and obey him. Egeus demonstrates an over-protective parental love that in this scenario demands her another man besides Lysander. Lysander’s Eros love and determination for Hermia ultimately brings the two together which supports true love as being very strong.