A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare.

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 A Midsummer Night's Dream

     In Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" the mortal teenage

characters fall in love foolishly, and the character Bottom states, "O

what fools these mortals be". They are foolish because they act like

children. Although Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena appear

grown-up, when they are in love they act foolishly. The four teenage

lovers are fools.

     Demetrius is a fool because he is unaware that his love changes

through out the play. At the start of the play Demetrius does not love

Helena. (II ii,line 188) Demetrius says, "I love thee not, therefore

pursue me not." (II ii,line 194) "Hence, get thee gone, and follow me

no more." In III ii, Demetrius after being juiced begins to love

Helena. (III ii,line 169-173) Demetrius says, "Lysander, keep thy

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Hermia; I will none. If e'er I loved her, all that love is gone. My

heart to her but as guest- wise sojourned, And now to Helen is it home

returned, There to remain." This proves he is a fool, because he is

not aware of his changing love for Helena.

     Helena is a fool because Demetrius does not love her but she

still persists in chasing him. Demetrius shows no love for Helena.

(II i,line 227-228) Demetrius says, "I'll run from thee, and hide me

in the brakes, And leave thee ...

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