Love Hath It’s Hitches
A Discussion of the Difficulty of Love
Throughout history many tales have been told on how difficult or petty and unfair love is. Many of the stories have a truth to them that doesn’t appear in such other stories. Love is probably one of the most debated subjects in this world and it is pretty well documented. What I think is that with brilliant minds such as Shakespeare’s, then we should be able to understand it fairly well. The thing about love is, it always changes. It is never constant, and thousands of years of human history can prove that. Lysander said in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’ and this statement proved to be true throughout the book when all of the “loved ones” or “lovers” began to have problems.
That sentence began to play into the lives of the characters when Hermia begins to find hitches in her relationships and she is forced to choose between death and marrying a strange man. Her lover, Lysander, helped her to come up with a scheme to escape the consequences of any actions, so they planned to flee in the midst of the night. Upon telling a friend of hers, Helena, they only caused more trouble for the lovers. Helena loved Demetrius, whom himself loved Hermia, so in an attempt to gain his affection, she spoke of their plans, hoping to lure him into the forest and win him over. Puck, a devious fellow, then cast a spell on Lysander, causing him to fall in love with Helena, and thus he followed after her, leaving Hermia alone in the dark forest. Love is a dangerous and fickle thing. It talks not of peace or beauty, but instead of painful longing and distress.
The previous statement plays a role of great importance also when Titania’s husband, Oberon, falls into a state of jealousy and sends Puck to bewitch his mistress. She...