The Course Of True Love Never Did Run Smooth example essay topic

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Essay for A Midsummer Night's Dream The character Lysander once said " the course of true love never did run smooth" and in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream it didn't. Take for example Hermia she wasn't allowed to marry her true love, Lysander because her father, Egeus forbade her to. Instead Egeus said she could either marry Demetrius or go to a nunnery. If Hermia decided against either of these things.

Her father would dispose of her as he would " I beg the ancient privilege of Athens: As she is mine, I may dispose of her... to her death according to our law" (Act 1 scene 1 lines 41, 42, 44). Therefore the path of Hermia's true love was not very smooth because she was not allowed to let it run it's true course. As for Helena she loves Demetrius except he won't except her love because he loves Hermia, however she does not love him in return. "the more I love, the more he hateth me" (Act 1 Scene 1 line 199). So what Helena felt for Demetrius was true love but what Demetrius felt for Helena was hate". I love thee not, therefore pursue me not" (Act 2 Scene 1 line 188). So therefore the way Demetrius lusted Helena off as a whim proved that it wasn't true love.

And then there is Titania and ober an even thought they have true love and are married they continue quarrelling over small matters. For example because of their argument about the little India boy resulted with Oberon putting a certain love potion in peoples eyes to make them fall in love the first person they see.