|Hermia - Midnight Summers Drea
Hermia , Lysander , Helena and Demetrius represent young love in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream . They are potrayed as foolish and fickle , acting like children and requiring a parental figure to guide them . The parental figures are Hermia's father , Egeus , and figuratively Theseus , the mortal ruler , and Oberon , the mystical ruler.
Demetrius is a fool because he is unaware that his love changes through out the play. We learn from Demetrius that he has loved Helena before bestowing his affections on Hermia ( 1.1 106-107 , 242-243 ). It is not for nothing that he is termed 'spotted and inconstant man'; ( 1.1 110 ). Athough at the start of the play Demetrius no longer loves Helena. ( 2.1 195 ) Demetrius says, 'I love thee not , therefore pursue me not.'; ( 2.1 201 ) 'Hence , get thee gone , and follow me no more.'; In Act 3 Scene 2 , Demetrius after being juiced begins to love Helena. ( 3.2 172-176 ) Demetrius says , 'Lysander , kee...