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.
In William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare critiques the idea of characters losing their power by falling in love because they allow their lover to have power over them and their actions. When characters lose their power as they fall in love, they are also allowing their mind to be corrupted by their lover. In the third act of the play, Lysander mistakenly takes the love potion meant for Demetrius and wakes up to see Helena. Hermia and Helena are confused as they find that Lysander is now pledging his love to Helena instead of Hermia, who he was formerly in love with. Hermia accuses Helena of stealing her lover and threatens her by saying, “how low am I?
As the play progresses, the audience discovers Demetrius is constantly followed by a woman named Helena who once betrothed him until he switched his love towards Hermia. Lysander and Hermia then tell a heartbroken Helena their plans on eloping to another country where it would be safe to wed without consent and possible deadly consequences. Out of spite, Helena discusses these plans with Demetrius and a chase is underway to stop the couple. Unbeknownst to all four of the characters as they go into a forest, they have wandered into the den of two fairies and their
And the author also set a very satirical thing here--Demetrius once loved Helena and then loves Hermia after he met Hermia while he was in love with Helena. It is obviously that Demetrius is a bad man to fall in love with, but Egeus persists in marrying his daughter to him without any distinct reason. It is ridiculous for a father to marry his daughter to someone who is not loyal to love. However, this happens to Hermia and because of the home dictatorship that the daughter must obey her father, no one can change it, even Lysander`s accusement to Egeus and Demetrius. Comparing the Lines in the Original Version to That in the No Fear Version I insist that the lines in the original version is better than that in the no fear version, besides I love reading the no fear version because it is easy to understand.
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 reciprocated love. Lysander and Hermia are in love with each other. Egeus does not approve of his daughter 's chosen love. The couple wishes for Helena to be happy with Demetrius.
It is also here where Helena takes control of her life. Usually, the stereotype is that the man goes after the woman, not the other ways around, and that if a man tells the woman to go away, the woman must go away; however, Helena turns these ‘rules’ upside down. She runs after Demetrius
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blindness of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: If she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. 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.
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
Odysseus is an old aged, brave warrior that is wise and courageous. Hermia is a young, beautiful and desirable woman. Lysander is young, handsome man who is in love with Hermia. A few of the characters from Midsummer’s Night Dream and the Odyssey are selfish. Demetrius is trying to steal Hermia from Lysander, whom he knows is alive and is probably planning ways to kill him.