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Theme Of Helena In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In the Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all of the characters are unique, and has their own significance throughout the play. Despite the fact that there are many different characters, Helena is the one that sticks out the most to me. Shakespeare makes Helena appear to be a person who nobody loves or really cares about, which makes her a great representation of unrequited love. She is not loved by Demetrius, whom she is madly in love with, and because of this she self-pitys herself and whines for his love. Although everything she wanted did not go her way, the way she handled everything was very different. Therefore, if I had to pick one adjective that best describes Helena, it would be divergent. Divergent means to be different or to move away from what is expected. Helena shows this characteristic throughout the play strongly. Throughout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena did many things opposite from what was expected, and handled things from her perspective of what love is. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena is greedy and desperate for Demetrius’ love, and she handles this different from what usually happens when someone is experiencing unrequited love. Although Helena is in love with Demetrius, he is in love with her best friend Helena, who was ordered by her father to marry him. To try and make Demetrius love her, she chases after him and tells him how much she is in love with him. This is shown when the two go into the woods, to find Hermia and
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