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Who Is Helena In A Midsummer Night's Dream
Could you imagine someone calling themselves a dog. Well there is one person whose name is Helena. Yes, Not only does does Helena act like a dog, but she herself calls her a dog as well. Let’s just say she has a lot to do with love, especially in the story A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Helena often tends to make love a little more complicated throughout this stories in more ways than one. She is in love with Demetrius, who does not carry that same love for her. Hermia, her best friend does not love Demetrius, who is in love with her. Hermia instead is in love with Lysander, who seems to be not so favored by the father of Hermia, Egeus. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius instead of lysander. This leaves poor little Helena all alone, drowning in her own love. There are 3 things I’m going to get to, including Her love for Demetrius, her affair with Hermia, and the juice that gave her the one thing she wanted all along, love. Helena has been in love with Demetrius for a long time, and throughout the story she seems to get more and more desperate. Whether it’s when she says “You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant. But yet you draw not …show more content…
This is where we first start to see jealousy kick in from Helena and Hermia. Lysander gets a juice that makes him fall in love with Helena. Hermia confused by this, due to the love her and Lysander possessed before. While Helena thought this was a prank of fake love, it became apparent to Helena that it was actually true. “What love could press Lysander from my side?” (Shakespeare 188). The fact that the readers know something that Hermia doesn’t know makes the readers understand that love can confusing, and that’s what Helena shows us throughout this whole story as well. When Helena hears this she goes ballistic on Hermia. She tells Hermia how ungrateful she is and how she’s had love and her chance, and how they used to be best friends, until

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