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Character Analysis Of Helena In Midsummer Night´S Dream By William Shakespeare

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With every book ever read, a person automatically chooses a favorite character. The character is often chosen by likeness in their selves, or admirable traits that a person wishes they had. In Midnights Summer Dream there are many characters that one would like the best. It would definitely be a hard decision between fearless Helena, loving Lysander, committed Demetrius, fair Theseus and admirable Hippolyta. However my favorite character from Midsummer Night’s Dream is Helena for many reasons including: her devotion, her courage and her love.
My first reason why Helena is my favorite character from Midsummer Night’s Dream is because of her devotion. Helena was once in love with Demetrius who loved her back. Then when Demetrius moved on and loved Helena’s best friend Hermia, Helena still decided to love him. Talk about devotion to love another who doesn’t love you. Helena, unlike other people didn’t get over her love. It remained with her for forever. And even though through no fault Demetrius fell in love with Hermia, Helena also decided to remain friends with Hermia. This would of course be very difficult if Demetrius was showering her with gifts like men did at that time of courtship. Helena even decides to help out Demetrius when she learns of Hermia’s plans to run away. Although with Hermia out of the way, Helena might once again have a chance with Demetrius, but that would make him unhappy so she decided to make him happy instead. In Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 249-250 and 252, “I will go tell him of Fair Hermia’s flight; Then to the wood will he tomorrow night… If I have thanks, it is a dear expense.” These words spoken by Helena basically say that even if he does go to find Hermia, and he thanks me, it will be worth it. Truly, Helena’s devotion to her loved ones and friends exceeds all I have ever heard of and make her my favorite character in this story.
The second reason why from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena is my favorite character is her courage. Helena is one of the most courageous characters in this entire story. Demetrius, the man that Helena loves is going into the woods searching for Hermia,...

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