A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of the masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare explores various aspects of love and friendship. With the help of the main characters such as Lysander, Demetrious Helena and Hermia, he endeavors that the path of love is full of obstacles, however, if one is committed and faithful, he/she can defy those obstacles leading him/her to success. As Lysander says “The course of true love never did run smooth”, the love stories presented in the play undergo difficult situations but eventually the genuine love is recognized by the triumph of the true loves. As in virtually every love story, Lysander and Hermia’s love story has a twist to it: Hermia's father demands Hermia to marry Demetrious.…show more content…
This usual love triangle is very common these days. Many well-known public figures relations are ruined because of their love affairs. For instance, celebrities Laura Dern, Billy Bob Thornton, and Angelina Jolie were known for their love triangle and it was a source of major friction between Angelina and Laura. Similarly, Helena's life is ruined because of her "one sided love “. Being aware of the situation that Demetrious loves Hermia, Helena is struggling to figure out the reason behind Demetrious passion for Hermia. Knowing the fact that there is a very dim hope of success in her love life, if not any, Helena is very depressed and under intense pressure. Moreover, Demetrious treats Hermia very rudely and doesn't care for her. For instance, when they are in jungle he threatens to rape and kill her. Although she seems to neglect these threats, it is very frustrating for her to be treated by the person she adores. In addtion, because of the love spell, at that moment she feels like as if Demetrious, Hermia and Lysander are teasing her. Lysander and Demetrious praising her and Hermia playing her innocent drivers her insane. It's very hard to imagine how much frustration one will feel when the person who the one loves, along with his/her own friends, is making fun of him/her. Hermia is facing all these trouble in order to get her love of life Demetrious clearly suggest that her love life is very difficult.
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