Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Essays

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Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare In midsummer night dream love is portrait in different ways . Many of the characters fall in and out of love with each other. The term lovers is used in the play to mean the four lovers Demetrius, Hermia, Helena and Lysander. They behave as individuals in the play, they also act as a group when they represent the theme of young love. There are different kinds of love in the play. One of the kinds of love which is not real love but many people mistake it as is infatuation or commonly known as lust. This isn't being love with the other person but in love with one of their characteristics, This can be shown with the relationship between…show more content…
" Do I entice you? Do I speal you fair? Or rather do I not in painest truth tell you I do not, nor I cannot love you" Demetrius clearly illustrates to Helena that he has no interest, but Helena persists. she says" And even for that do I love you the more. I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius, The more you beat me, I will fawn on you. Act II line 220-222" Your virtue is my privilege. For that it is not night when I do see your face, therefore I think I am not in the night," . Helena is unhappy and rejected at the start of the play. She and Demetrius used to be lovers, but he falls in love with Hermia. She is a rather unhappy figure throughout the play and even at the end is unsure about her sudden good fortune, when she marries Demetrius who loves her again because of the love-potion which made cruelly reject Hermia. The last kind of love which is shown in the play is true love, this love , in other words can not be prevented. It will find a way . This can be shown with Lysander and Hermia. They love each other with all their heart and nothing can stop them from being together. That is what true love is and that's why people say that true love is the most powerful thing in the world. It can also be shown in what Lysander says in ACT Sc 1" There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee, and to that place the sharp Athernian law cannot
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