A Midsummer's Night's Dream Essays

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By the end of Act Two, in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the character pairs: Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, and Oberon and Titania are similar because nobody loves the other. Lysander and Hermia were supposed to run away together to get married, but while Lysander was sleeping his eyes were anointed by a flower that had Cupid’s love potion on it and the first person he sees, he will fall in love with. But Hermia wasn’t the first person he woke up too, even though she only about six feet away, Helena was. Helena was roaming the woods looking for Demetrius when she stumbled upon Lysander and thought he was dead. So now Lysander loves Helena while she loves Demetrius. Demetrius, on the other hand, is in love with Hermia and he has her father’s approval to marry her but Hermia is in love with Lysander, so she will have a great surprise when she finds out that her soon-to-be husband is now in love with her best friend. Oberon and Titania are King and Queen of the fairies. Oberon is still in love with Titania even though he cheated on her with Hippolyta, who is getting married in 4 days. But Tiania is ignoring Oberon and focusing all her time and attention on her late friend’s indian son. By the end of Act Two, Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, and Oberon and Titania are very much alike. One character loves another but the other character loves another who loves another.

The magical flower that contains Cupid’s love potion acts as a metaphor for the way infatuation acts in real life