Essay about Love in Mid Summer Night's Dream

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Love Love is one of the most difficult mysteries of life. The difficulty of love is shown throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the play, the characters have to deal with jealousy that comes along with being in love. Love’s difficulty in the play comes from love being out of balance. Love being out of balance is a romantic situation where a difference gets in the way of happiness in the relationship. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream demonstrates these conflicts with a little bit of humor and buoyancy. The four young Athenians have many difficulties with love. Hermia loves Lysander and Lysander returns the feelings; Helena loves Demetrius but Demetrius loves Hermia. The two men love the same women, which leaves Hermia…show more content…
Helena chases Demetrius when he claims he hates her. Helena thought Hermia was against her because jealousy is blinding. Helena also believes that Demetrius and Lysander are making fun of her. “You are always insane when you are in love (Friedlander).” The meaning of true love is the way a person feels about another person and the actions that person takes to prove his or her love. “Love is pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow. It has long been held that what you love can hurt you, in almost equal reciprocity. The more you love, the more you can get hurt. The more you love, the more you stand to lose (Black).” Often a person will give gifts and never express his or her feelings out loud. The purpose of his or her love would feel as if the love was being bought. “Money does not give joy. Material wealth does not give joy. It gives convenience, yet often takes way from love. How many rich people seek so hard and far, yet never find it (Black).” A person wants to be told that he or she is loved. Helena wants Demetrius to love her. Demetrius’ love for Helena is not true love though. It is misleading because the loving affection he has for her is not reality.
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The love for Helena appeared out of nowhere. He did not develop the passion for her, it happened in one day. True love needs true passion, not passion from a potion. Love is not something that is material; it is felt from the heart, not a potion. Demetrius’ and Helena’s love is forged
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