Love is Blind

From A Midsummer’s Night Dream, one of the main characters, Helena, was the character that no one loved. Helena is both adamant and envious. She is determined to win back Demetrius’s heart. Her character emphasizes the capriciousness of love and its excesses. She reminds us that love is blind, declaring that she is as beautiful as Hermia. (Helena) “The more I love, the more he hateth me.” (Act 1 Scene 1 Page 8, Shakespeare) No matter how much Demetrius rejects her, she will continue to love him for eternity. Helena is jealous of her friend by the fact that Demetrius loves Hermia. (Helena) “Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so;” (9) Demetrius doesn’t think Helena is as pretty as Hermia, which is why she envies Hermia. (Hermia) “His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine.” (Helena) “None, but your beauty: would that fault were mine!” (8) Helena blames Hermia for Demetrius not loving her back, for not being as beautiful as her.

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