In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by William Shakespeare the contrast between both setting and character are well explained throughout the play. This play is mostly about four young Athenians whose lives become a total disaster because of the fairies in the forest, strange situations in the city of Athens, Greece and mixtures of love potions. The main setting of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is in Athens, Greece. In Athens, the Duke Theseus plans his marriage with Hippolyta. In contrast, the forest is where all the drama happens between all the characters. The four main characters of this play are Hermia, Helena, Demetrius and Lysander.
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A direct quote from the books says;
“I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:
Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you.
What worse place can I beg in your love,--
And yet a place of high respect with me,--
Than to be used as you use your dog?” (2.1.207-214)
This quote clearly explains that Helena wants Demetrius to treat her bad like a dog and ignore her but give her love. It specifically tells that she is in love with a man who doesn’t want her. Adding on to that, she is in desperate need of his love. Even in the part where the fairies mixed the love potion and bother Demetrius and Lysander told Helena that they both love her; she didn’t believe that because she thinks that she’s ugly as a bear. Throughout the play, I have noticed that she is really whiny and tries to fight Hermia because Demetrius always treated her badly since he loves Hermia.
On the other hand, Hermia is a confident and strong woman who has self-respect and true love. Hermia represents woman that is positive and hopeful. She’s a really faithful woman in her relationship with Lysander. Even though, her father Egeus wanted her to marry Demetrius, she ran away to the forest with her true love Lysander. In personality, Hermia is the total opposite of Helena because she’s the kind of woman...