This makes him reluctant to show any love to anyone, but he loves Beatrice. So when he hears she loves him, he admits to himself that he loves her. Eventually Benedick proclaims his love to Beatrice, however, it comes at a quite unusual time. Beatrice had just watched her cousin, Hero, be publicly shamed by Claudio at her wedding. She was upset and
Lysander and Hermia love each other, and despise Demetrius. Unfortunately, by law, Hermia has to marry Demetrius, but Theseus cannot be rational, so he gives Hermia the option to become a nun, which to Hermia is worse
The idea of difficult love is very often explored through the motif of” love out of balance”. (SparkNotes Editors, 2002) This loss of balance is represented in the asymmetrical love between Athenians – Hermia loves Lysander and he loves her back. On the other hand Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius loves Hermia, instead of Helena. Thus we have this love misbalance leaving one woman with too many suitors and another with no suitors at all. One could say that love in this play is a character in its own right.
Especially in the episodes among the four young Athenians, the lover is painted as a fickle creature, always changing his or her mind, and love as a passing phenomenon. Love is not an unfathomable, kind emotion, but it is ironically cruel, and by the end of the play, the concept of true love is tinged with doubt. The lover is unreliable in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is first seen in Demetrius’s treatment of Helena. As the play opens, Demetrius is already in love with Hermia, but Helena tells us that she has once been his love: For ere Demetrius look’d on Hermia’s eyne, He hail’d down oaths that he was only mine; And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt, So he dissolv’d, and show’rs of oaths did melt (1.1.242- 245).
In other words, Helena is different from Hermia because she’s an insecure woman full of jealousy. Helena tries to do everything to get Lysander away from her old best friend Hermia. She thinks that love can be found by letting the one you love do anything to you. Consequently, Hermia believes that lo... ... middle of paper ... ...treats her well, she disobeyed her father’s order and ran away with Lysander. At the part where the love potion got mixed up and both man loved Helena, Hermia was very jealous but at the end she found her true lover.
I believe she protects her cousin and her family from the accusation that has been projected towards Hero as this has insulted not only Hero but also her family. When she is in the tabernacle with Benedict and confessing her love for him....she shows her demanding nature by essentially forcing Benedict to choose between the brotherly love of men and the loyalty of a man to his wife. Beatrice knows that she must destroy Benedict's former male bonding. Her order is therefore a command for Benedict to support her against Claudio, and represents the only way for them to have a mature relationship. Although being quite intelligent, Beatrice does manage to appear gullible when she overhears Hero and another woman discussing Benedict and Beatrice's relationship.
An important passion shown in this story is the passion of friendship from Helena. Lysander and demetrius were both deeply in love with Hermia, but suddenly they became slaves for Helena, under the spell of a love potion. This antagonises Helena and she blames it all on Hermia and her cruel joke. She says to Hermia, “The sisters’ vows, the hours that we have spent, when we have chid the hasty-footed time for parting us,-o is all forgot” (III.II.199-201)? Helena asks her if she has forgotten about their friendship, about the vows they took to be like sisters and never leave each other.
(3.1. 116-17), Hamlet continues, “You should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not.” (3.1. 119-21).In these lines, Hamlet’s madness is on full display as he tells Ophelia that he only used to love her and that she should not have believed his love for her. This comes only after many attempts to confess his love to her so the abrupt change of heart takes Ophelia by storm and she cries out to God to help Hamlet and return him to normal.
Oberon must have known how strong love can change someone that's why he chose the love potion to try to get the baby. He knew that only something as powerful as love could change Titania's mind about the baby. A second example of someone losing emotional protection to love was Helena. When both Demetrius and Lysander are in love with Helena and Helena thinks that it is a trick she says, “To conjure tears up in a por maid’s eyes” (3.2.158). Because she was constantly getting rejected throughout the entire play it seems unreal for all of them to start loving her now.
Estella is Miss Havisham’s mini me of her self, a heartbroken women who has ... ... middle of paper ... ...is by wishing her the best and wanting the best for her. He will always love her but he knows he cannot have her. In the beginning we think that he isn’t in love, for he doesn’t even know Estella, to the terms of what we think would be the foundation for any loving relationship. She treats him like crap and tries to make him feel like crap 24 hours a day. The saying, “the ones you hate, are the ones you really love”, applies in this book.