The character I chose from William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is Hermia. In the top left, you can see that I chose to use LIFE magazine, because ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ portrays a story circling around the lifestyle in the year 1605 (which is also the edition of the magazine because that’s when the play took place). On the bottom left, it says “Helena: None but your beauty, would that fault be mine! -Line 201” which shows how Helena thinks or Hermia. Helena is jealous of Hermia, because the person Helena loves is in love with Hermia. Helena thinks very highly of Hermia, and almost became obsessive about what Hermia has that she doesn’t, such as beauty.
Some other things that I added on the magazine cover are two lines that show traits Hermia has.“I give him curses, yet he gives me love” (Lines 196) shows that Hermia has empathy and compassion. Her father doesn’t allow her to marry the person she loves which will bring a lot of unhappiness to both Lysander and Hermia, but Lysander still gives Hermia love and Hermia understands how he must feel. Not only is Hermia empathetic and compassionate, she also has determination. Lines 202-203 (“Take no comfort: he no shall see my face; Lysander and myself will fly this place”) show that the couple was planning to elope, and go against her father’s wishes. Hermia is determined to marry Lysander and is willing to do anything to be with him. Also, in the picture, Hermia has rosy cheeks because lines 128-129 state: ‘Lysander: “How now my love! Why is your cheek so pale? How change the roses there do fade so fast?”’ suggesting that Hermia has rosy cheeks which fade when she is upset.
Picture of ‘Hermia’: