Love Woe Essay

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True love always brings some difficulties and obstacles between couples. If the loveis unrequited, it shows hatred, jealousy and weakness but if the love is requited, it appearshappy and strong. However, Shakespeare also showed some true love and obstacles inthem in his novel "A Midsummer Night's Dream". In this novel he showed the exampleof Hermia and Lysander, desperate Helena and Demetrius and the very last Pyramus andThisbe that had faced many obstacles in love.First of all, Hermia and Lysander faced Egeus's disapproval of their love and cruellaw of Athens. The obstacles between Hermia and Lysander was Demetrius becauseEgeus wanted Demetrius to marry her beautiful daughter Hermia .Furthermore, the cruellaw of Athens was also an obstacle in couple's love. The law was Hermia will be a nunor she will put to death if she doesn't marry with Demetrius. In this race of love variousobstacles have to be negotiated. Egeus's complaint is prove when he said to Hermia, "Ido estates unto Demetrius" (I,I,98). Infect, in Hermia and Lysander's love many obstaclescame but all obstructions got assessed by the couples.Another example of hindrance in love is Helena who was loved once by Demetriusand now she is facing Demetrius's inconstancy. Helena got rejected by Demetriusbecause he was an inconstant man who go for every other woman. Helena sufferedDemetrius's perversity and begged her love for him. Also, Helena felt low-self esteemand tolerated from the insult of Demetrius. Helena had no confidence whenever she talksto Demetrius. Helena's self-deprecation near Demetrius is proved when she said toDemetrius, "I am your spaniel; the more you beat...

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