A Midsummer night's Dream Comparison Essay
This comparison essay will explore and state the similarities of Lysander
and Demetruis. (Characters from a midsummer night's dream.) The two men
that will be studied are fighting for Hermia's hand in marriage. But Hermia
heart only belongs to one person and that is Lysander. Lysander and
Demetruis fight for Hermia at the beginning of the play, but the fairies soon
changed that, but the two men still portrayed the same characteristics.
The first characteristic that Lysander and Demetruis have in common is
that they are both affectionate. Lysander shows affection to Hermia. He has
pledged his heart and soul to her. " I am belov'd of beauteous Hermia."
Lysander professes his love to her in front of the Duke. Demetruis no longer
loves Hermia but now loves Helena and confesses his love to her. "And all
the faith, the virtue of my heart, the object and the pleasure of my eye is only
Helena." Demetruis is telling Edgeus that he no longer loves his daughter
Hermia but is now in love with Helena. Both Lysander and Demetruis show
affection to their lover's Hermia and Helena. This affection goes on through
the whole book.
All through the book Demetruis and Lysander show there competitive
side. The whole book is based around love and it just so happens to be what
Lysander and Demetruis are fighting for. (The right to marry Hermia). At
the beginning of the play Lysander protests the decision of Hermia's father.
In a way he is competing against Demetruis for Hermia's hand in marriage.
Lysander does everything he could of and it did not work that's why they
ran away. " You have her fathers love Demetruis; Let me have Hermia: do u
marry him. In a way he is implying that Demetruis and Edgeus are gay and
they did not like that to much. Demetruis knows that Lysander loves Hermia
more but he does not wont him to get Hermia. That show how competitive
he is right there. " Relent, sweet...