Helena In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Although A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare does not revolve around Helena, her characteristics speak to the play’s theme of exploring love’s mysteries. Throughout the story, Helena is obsessively in love with Demetrius even though he is going to marry Hermia. She repeatedly tries to win Demetrius over, but he constantly pushes her away. Helena’s unreciprocated love for Demetrius has made her vulnerable, but she is persistent and does not give up - although it is not always sensible.
Helena facing consistent rejection from Demetrius has drained her confidence. She is willing to do anything to have Demetrius. She has completely exposed herself waiting for Demetrius to want her: “Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,/ Unworthy