Earlier in the play, Demetrius and Lysander were both in love with Hermia, but Lysander sought a more pleasant solution rather than fighting for Hermia. While Puck was acting out what Lysander would say, Demetrius still believed that it was Lysander. Lysander’s newfound love for Helena is making him act out, making him act more violent than he would on a regular basis. Throughout the play, Lysander shows no signs of violent tendencies, up until someone stands in the way of him and Helena. As a result of this, Lysander is losing his power to Helena.
What Shakespeare is saying about the loyalty of young men in romance in A Midsummer night’s Dream by William Shakespeare is that they are not reliable, but instead quite fickle. Demetrius betrayed Helena and then betrayed Hermia by wanting Helena again. Lysander loves Hermia, after he’s drugged with the potion he fell in love with Helena. When the antidote is applied he immediately returns to loving Hermia again. Oberon is yet another example of how young love of men isn’t reliable or consistent.
At first, Helena has been in love with Demetrius, but he was in love with Hermia. Lysander was also in love with Hermia, and she loved him back. Helena has been always jealous of Hermia because she got all the guys (Shakespeare I.I. 226-243). Puck and Oberon
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. Various factors cause the lovers to run away together. Hermia and Lysander 's love causes them to leave Athens.
Hermia considers Helena to be her best friend, she wants Helena to be happy and wishes her the best of luck with Demetrius, she tells her the more she scorns Demetrius the more he loves her; While with Helena it’s the exact opposite, the more she loves Demetrius the more he hates her. Helena is deeply jealous of Hermia since she has taken Demetrius away from her and constantly compares herself to Hermia because of
This can be used as an example of irrational love that is not spell bound. Helena, who was once engaged to Demetrius, is still madly in love with him even though he is betroved to marry Hermia. He says horrible things to Helena like in Act 2, Scene 1, lines 218-219 Demetrius tells Helena, "Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit/ For I am sick when I do look on thee." Which means he hates her and is disgusted by her. This example is not the first insult thrown at Helena by Demetrius however this does not skew her love towards him as she says: Through Athens I am thought as fair as she.
People say you only fall in love once; however, what if you have no choice but to fall in love a second time? One might have extreme feelings for one person, but the next minute they could have feelings for another person. Love can be portrayed as a bully that victimises those who fall for its games. In Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is expressed as a bully and targets the people of Athens and those within a magical fairyland. Although, the characters have good intentions, many things go wrong.
She agrees to the plan. Helena arrives and doesn’t like the fact that Demetrius has eyes for Hermia, even though she loves Demetrius more than Hermia could. Helena, in a soliloquy, indicates that she will tell Demetrius about Hermia's plans and in turn might make him start to love her again. The Athenian workmen gather and Peter Quince hands out several parts
Helena attempts to control Demetrius by betraying her friends in hopes that he would fall for her. Routinely, Helena tries to gain Demetrius’s love for instance, when she asserts, “Stay though thou kill me, sweet Demetrius!”(Shakespeare.86.1.70). Demetrius then responds with, “I change thee hence, and do not haunt me thus” (Shakespeare.87.1.70). Despite him being
Helena gets to the point where she belittles herself to a dog,”What worser place can I beg in your love and yet a place of high respect with me than to be usèd as you use your dog?”. As Helena follows Demetrius, he gets fed up with it that he threatens her to do something bad to her in the forest they were in.”...Or if thou follow me, do not believe but I shall do thee mischief in the wood”. This statement shows how one sided their relationship is. Many couples tend to face this type of problem whereas only one individual is deeply involved in the relationship than the other, this leads to conflicts, disputes, miserable and unhappy couples . In this case Demetrius doesn't even want to get in a relationship and he is very choleric at the fact that Helena loved him and he wanted to get rid of her by any