True Love And Unrequited Love In A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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In this play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, true love plays a huge role in the play.
Several relationships begin true love such as Hermia and Lysander’s and Hypolyta and Thesus’ but some that did not begin in true love, end as true love such as Helena and Demetrius’.
Helena and Demetrius in my perspective were meant to love each other so that everyone may be able to love each other in harmony. The love potion was only the push Demetrius needed so that he could be happy forever
True love is the most powerful love in this story as it is the sort that hurts no one and is really from the heart. It is demonstrated when Lysander says " There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee, and to that place the sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us. If thou lovest me, then, Steal forth thy father's house tomorrow night" act 1 scene 1 161-164. It shows that during those harsh times their love was strong enough to even risk the anger of their parents.

In my opinion unrequited love is the most painful type of love there is in this play.
The main example of this is the sad situation of Helena and Demetrius during the early stages of the play.
Helena is madly in love with Demetrius and would give her life for just one kind word from him.

In this play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, true love plays a huge role in the play.
Several relationships begin true love such as Hermia and Lysander’s and Hypolyta and Thesus’ but some that did not begin in true love, end as true love such as Helena and Demetrius’.
Helena and Demetrius in my perspective were meant to love each other so that everyone may be able to love each other in harmony. The love potion was only the push Demetrius needed so that he could be happy forever
True love is the most powerful love in this story as it is the sort that hurts no one and is really from the heart. It is demonstrated when Lysander says " There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee, and to that place the sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us. If thou lovest me, then, Steal forth thy father's house tomorrow night" act 1 scene 1 161-164. It shows that during those harsh times their love was strong enough to even risk the anger of their parents.

In my opinion unrequited love is the most painful type of love there is in this play.
The main example of this is the sad situation of Helena and Demetrius during the early stages of the play.
Helena is madly in love with Demetrius and would give her life for just one kind word from him.
In this play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, true love plays a huge role in the play.
Several relationships begin true love such as Hermia and Lysander’s and Hypolyta and Thesus’ but some that did not begin in true love, end as true love such as Helena and Demetrius’.
Helena and Demetrius in my perspective were meant to love each other so that everyone may be able to love each other in harmony. The love potion was only the push Demetrius needed so that he could be happy forever
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