In “A Midsummer Night’S Dream” By William Shakespeare,

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In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, Hermia, the daughter of Egeus, is in love with a man named Lysander. Hermia’s father Egeus wants Hermia to be married to a man named Demetrius, not Lysander. When Egeus finds out his daughter Hermia is dating Lysander, he becomes very upset and goes to Theseus, the king of Athens, and asks him to enforce his consent of whom his daughter is to marry. After hearing Egeus’ complaints, Theseus tells Hermia she must obey her father. After Hermia refuses to comply with her father’s wish, Theseus presents Hermia with a choice of obeying her father and marrying Demetrius, enduring the livery of a nun and never be married, or to be sentenced to death. Theseus tells Hermia she must have an…show more content…
When Lysander tells Helena he loves her, she believes he is mocking her. Oberon, realizing Puck had made a mistake, tells Puck to put the love juice on Demetrius’ eye so he will love Helena. When Demetrius awakes, he sees Helena and falls in love with her. Helena also believes he is mocking her. When Hermia awakes, Lysander tells her he is no longer in love with her and is in love with Helena. Hermia blames Helena for stealing Lysander’s love and scorns her. While Hermia and Helena are arguing with each other, Lysander and Demetrius are arguing over Helena and plan to have a duel over her. Oberon realizes he must stop the duel and sends Puck to remove the juice from Lysander’s eye so he will love Hermia again. As the night carries on, the four fall asleep. After puck removes the juice from Lysander’s eye, the four are left sleeping in the woods. The next morning as Theseus is showing off his hunting dogs to Hippolyta, he sees them sleeping in the woods and wakes them. As the four awake, they do not remember the day before and believe it was a dream. Egeus, who was accompanying Theseus, asks for his daughter’s answer. Demetrius, still under the love juice, explains to Egeus that he no longer loves Hermia and wishes to marry Helena. Theseus then makes a decision that both the couples will be married with him and Hippolyta later that day. The theme of the play is love cannot be forced or forced away. The theme of the play is developed
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