• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

A midsummer nights dream - Act7 Scene1.

Extracts from this document...


INTRODUCTION At the end of the play Helena has got back her love, Demetrius, but he is still under the influence of Oberon's spell. Unlike Hermia who has a true love, Helena is left with a love that is a sort of illusion. Most things are not meant to last forever, so if the love juice were to wear off would this be one of the next scenes in the play? Act7 Scene1 Helena is concerned about the constant pain in Demetrius's eyes so she goes to the local apothecary to find a cure. ...read more.


Act 7 Scene 2 Demetrius goes home. He is tired and holding his head from the pain. Demetrius: Helena, Helena! Where are you? He is answered by silence. He then notices a note saying: Dear Demetrius, I have gone to the Acropolis. I will be back soon. Use the eyewash on the table. Helena He then turns to the bottle of eyewash, and bathes his eyes. He then falls asleep, until he is woken by a noise outside. Passer-by: A statue has fallen off the Parthenon onto a woman! Demetrius rushes from the house and takes his chariot to the Acropolis where a large crowd has gathered to look at the fallen statue. ...read more.


Do you love her? Demetrius: Of course I do! Why? Titania: A short time ago you were in the wood. Whilst you were there my husband put love juice in your eyes so that you would fall in love with Helena. Today you washed your eyes with Dian's bud the antidote of cupids' flower. Now what you feel is real. Do you love Helena or is it Hermia you still want? Demetrius: Helena is my true love. Hermia was just an infatuation, but what use are my feelings now for she is gone and I can't bring her back. Titania: But I can and I will. Go wake your wife and take her home. She leaves while Helena is waking from her deep sleep. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE A Midsummer Night's Dream section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE A Midsummer Night's Dream essays

  1. Explore the social and historical context through Shakespeares stagecraft in A Midsummer Nights Dream

    praying in vein as Diana is 'cold' and 'fruitless' so will not listen or yield to Hermia's desires; Hermia wants to marry Lysander but she has to marry Demetrius or no-one because Demetrius is her fathers choice. Capulet threatens to disown Juliet: "I'll ne'er acknowledge thee, nor what is mine

  2. A Midsummer Nights Dream

    He asks Puck to go and collect a flower so he can put love potion on Titania's eyes and also on the four lover's eyes to resolve the arguments. 'Fetch me that flower', he tells Puck to go and put it on Demetrius' eyes, 'Thou shalt know the man by the Athenian garments he hath on'.

  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream Plot Outline

    They are saying their parts and preparing when puck, one of the fairies comes along and sees Bottom acting and chooses to turn his head into an ass head. All the other players see this and run off. Bottom does not understand why they ran until he sees what has happened to him.

  2. Key Qualities of Youth in a Midsummer Night's Dream

    Fair love, you faint with wandering in the wood, And, to speak truth, I have forgot our way. We'll rest us, Hermia, if you think it good, And tarry for the comfort of the day.2 Lysander is one of the most honest characters in the play, instead of telling Hermia

  1. A Midsummer Nights Dream

    The two share a mature love and arrange to be married in four days, and four nights, "Four days will quickly steep themselves into nights: / Four nights will quickly dream away the time..." Theseus is called into a situation where Hermia is disobeying her father, Egeus, "Full of vexation,

  2. Conflicts in Midsummer Night's Dream

    Helena is jealous; she wishes she were like Hermia. ?Demetrius: Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit; For I am sick when I do look on thee. Helena: And I am sick when I look not on you.? Act 2, scene 1. Helena is maddly in love with Demetrius, while he rejects her, and thinks only about Hermia.

  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play is mainly about the madness, lawlessness and laughableness ...

    The motive behind this chase through the woods is because of Helena who is a fool in pursuing Lysander and Hermia's plan to Demetrius just for some affection as when she expresses in her soliloquy, " Pursue her and for this intelligence if I have thanks, it is a dear expense" .

  2. How does Shakespeare establish complications in relationships in Act 1 Scene 1 of a ...

    Women were regarded as a lower status this was also known as patriarchal society. Patriarchal society meant that women like Hermia were only treated like possessions. This seemed normal in the Elizabethan times. Egeus also says that his daughter doesn't obey him no more `turned her obedience` this shows us

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work