Theme Of Honesty In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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If loves take risks, then, might it be the same for friends? Trusting and understanding someone is not easy, but these two, one day, will open up a new challenge for two people to face. In the comedy and fantasy play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, it is evident that honesty and empathy are the qualities that make up true friendship. Through the character Hermia, she shares her real thoughts and empathize with her friend no matter what situation they are in, however, it is also evident that being too truthful and empathize with others can cause betrayal in friendship. First, Hermia demonstrates her trait of honesty towards her best friend, Helena, though there is conflict going on between them. Provided that they have been friends for quite long, they have enough trust in each other, and can share even their deepest secret. In particular, Hermia expresses her real feelings about Helena's beloved, Demetrius, without hiding anything. But Hermia, by all means, does not mean to hurt Helena's feelings,"I frown upon him, yet he loves me still... I give him curses, yet he gives me love... The more I hate, the more follows me... His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine"(1.1.193-200). Indeed, it takes time and courage to express ones own feelings in front of others. Plus, it is even harder to express the feelings about someone that his/her best friend loves, while they do not. As in this play, even Demetrius is Helena's beloved, Hermia still expresses all her feeling to Helena,…show more content…
As a result in the comedy and fantasy play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, it is evident that honesty and empathy are the qualities that make up true friendship. Through the character Hermia, she shares her real thoughts and empathize with her friend no matter what situation
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