Helena Essays

  • How Is Helena Portrayed In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    kind, and respectable young lady while Helena views herself as a dog to be walked over and often mistakes their praise of her as mockery. Helena calculates her self-worth not positively on how her friends perceive her but negatively by a single biased opinion, as a result Helena is overly critical of herself and sees herself disgusting and ugly. Helena’s perception of herself is directly influenced by the fact that she is blindly in love with Demetrius, Helena lusts after him so passionately that

  • Analysis Of Helena In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    takes her through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that Helena is hurt by love when she reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even near the end of the play. 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

  • Helena Rubinstein's Makeup

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    they would influence the world (“Helena Rubinstein Biography”). Her mother gave Helena the encouragement that she needed to later on in life create a new industry. Without her mother, the beauty industry may have never been created because of the lack of exceptional experiences in Helena’s life. Later on, she met her husband Edward Titus, an American journalist, who was a clever man but he broke Helena’s heart. He was unfaithful and manipulative which made Helena feel unworthy of deserving love so

  • An Analysis Of Demetrius And Helena In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Demetrius and Helena are an example of this unrequited love. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare is about falling in and out of love. The play is a grand tale involving falling in love and powerful magic. In rare cases, the love will be returned, and the couple will end up happy. Demetrius and Helena start out in the play with feelings being only one sided. At first, Demetrius wants to marry Hermia, but she wants Lysander. Later, during a scene in the play, it captures Helena following

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 2 Scene 1 Analysis

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    and Demetrius all have had the nectar put into their eyes, though Demetrius avoids having this done to him in act 2 scene 2 which is the scene that the focus of this paper will be looking at. Throughout the play, we focus largely on the love life of Helena, which unfortunately does not seem to exist. She is in love with Demetrius, whom does not care for her in the same way, he does not cherish her at all before he is under the influence of magic. Once Lysander declares

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Dramatic Analysis

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    favorite example. Wilkins 2 Another example of dramatic irony is when both, Lysander and Demetrius, fell in love with Helena. 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

  • Forest In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    lovers, creating a night only fallible as a dream. The story contains a royal wedding about to take place and the young lovers Hermia and Lysander provoked to eloping because Hermia’s father will only let her marry Demetrius. Hermia’s best friend Helena, who loves Demetrius, tells Demetrius Hermia and Lysander’s plot to escape to the forest nearby so that she may follow him. Local townsmen also decide to meet in the forest to rehearse for a play to be performed at the royal wedding. After Shakespeare

  • Justice In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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      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.

  • Character Analysis Of The Midsummer Night's Dream

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    the play. Oberon messes up the relationship between the lovers when he orders Puck to put love potion into Demetrius’s eyes. This happens because when Demetrius and Helena went into the forest to chase Lysander and Hermia, Oberon overheard their argument about how eagerly Helena wants Demetrius’s love. Oberon wanted to help Helena so she will be thankful to him, so he gave ordered Puck to put love potion on Demetrius’s eyes. But Oberon doesn’t know that Lysander and Hermia are also in the forest

  • Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    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

  • How Does Shakespeare Present Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    up together, which is due to the outcome of the battle between their people, sparks some interest on how Shakespeare depicts love in the story. Their love story is the weight that balances that the unfortunate events surrounding Lysander, Hermia, Helena and Demetrius. It seems almost ironic that Theseus and Hippolyta are happy after their union stemmed from a conflict and not “naturally”. This small event shows that Shakespeare is hopeful love and all love stories, will reach their balance, some

  • Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    takes her through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that Helena is hurt by love when she reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even at the end of the play. 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

  • Comparing A Midsummer Night's Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

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    Love magic is one of the tricks that a person makes another person he or she likes to fall in love with. It has many methods to use the love magic. Love potion is one of the most popular methods in many stories. Love potion doesn’t cause the affection or love of a drinker or receiver for someone. As a result of love potion, it causes the obsession instead. It doesn’t last so long ; it will be determined to last as much as the drinker or receiver take. Love potion may satisfied a giver but also

  • Love And Deception In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    of reality. Humans in the past, present, and future will continue to blindly chase whom he or she is after, creating a false sense of satisfaction. Illusion changes the appearance of others in order to fulfill the cravings of love. In the play, Helena comments on Demetrius' passion for Hermia, saying that it is blind, since Helena’s beauty matches Hermia’s. She believes that “love can

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Love Analysis

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    between two characters, Hermia and Helena. However, their friendship love is tested throughout the play by their pursuit of true love which, in the end, ultimately prevails. The power of true love is evident in the play, the depiction of love reveals its true nature as in its pursuit it causes the characters to become irrational. True love in this play stems conflict from the troubles of romance by the actions of the lovers. The friendship between Hermia and Helena is at stake because of the romantic

  • Effects Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that love is hurtful by how Helena reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even near the end of the play. 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

  • Examples Of Love And Justice In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    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.   Various factors cause the lovers to run away together.  Hermia and Lysander 's love causes them to leave

  • The Theme Of Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again. All of the four lovers are deeply preoccupied with their own feelings, chasing love and the true nature of contentment. To further emphasize on the main motif in the play-the complicated matter of love, we

  • True Love Never Did Run Smooth

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    to support Lysander’s opinion. Some examples are more significant than others. This rollercoaster of love begins when Oberon puts a potion in Titania’s eyes, secondly when Puck does the same to Lysander, and finally when Demetrius turns his back on Helena. Growing up, realizations come clearer. The cold truth is, people will say one thing but do another, in order to get what they want. Oberon is a very selfish man, he decides to put the flower juice in Titania’s eyes in order to get what he wants

  • Comparing The Theme Of True Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    couple’s memories as a happy day. Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth.- Joy gentle friends! Joy and fresh days of love accompany your hearts.” The river also represents the relationship between Lysander and Hermia, as well as Demetrius and Helena. The river is everflowing, and although there might be rapids and muddy waters, the river continues to run going over and around the problems or “speed bumps” in the way. In, The Climb by Miley Cyrus, she says “always gonna be another mountain,