I gave the title firm women because of the characteristic of Hermia. Even though the period she was living in was androcentric and patriarchal and therefore marriages were rarely a product of love, she never bends her will. She instead decides to take risks, planning to run away, even in the threat of death by his father.
For the image of Hermia, I chose Rose Dewitt Buckater from the movie Titanic. They both are in a situation where they have to marry someone they don’t want to, so they try to run away. Also, Hermia is described as beautiful in the story, and so is Rose in the movie.

 

¬†Felix Mendelssohn’s overture inspired by the story

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