Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Sarah Dessen once said, "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." In Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream, Oberon and Puck create fake love by giving the potion to Lysander and Demetrius. Lysander and Hermia shared true love before Puck accidently put the love potion on Lysander, causing him to fall in love with Helena. 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. Oberon and Puck cause confusion by using the love potion too freely.
Lysander loves Helena because of Puck mistaking him as Demetrius, and putting the love potion on Lysander causing Helena to be hurt, and Hermia to be heartbroken. Originally, Lysander loved Hermia, but because of the love potion, he now loves Helena. To Helena, Lysander says, "Not Hermia, but Helena I love / Who will not change a raven for a dove?" (2.2.119-120). He tells Helena that it isn 't Hermia he loves, but her, and compares the girls to a raven and a dove. Hermia is the raven,
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