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A Midsummer Nights Dream Character Analysis Hermia - Term Papers

A Midsummer Nights Dream Character Analysis Hermia


" A Midsummer Night’s Dream "
Hermia
When we first meet Hermia she is the typical girl in love against her fathers wishes. Obviously we see from the start that she is very devoted to Lysander, her love, and she does not like to be forced to do things that she does not want. She does not want to marry Demetrius even though her father has pretty much told her it is that or death. Yes, she could always go live in a nunnery or live a life of chastity but who really wants that. So from the start we see that she is very adamant and very in love.
Before going into Hermia’s inner self I must address her physical appearance. She is Egeus’ daughter and she is a tiny woman with a ...

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that Hermia has "sparkling eyes and a lovely voice".

Hermia is very set in what she wants from the very first scene. She has eyes only for Lysander.So obviously she is very faithful. Even when faced with the decision her father gave her she did not waver for a second in her love for him.




 

Throughout the story Hermia’s emotions were kind of tossed around and at one point she even says, " Am I not Hermia? Are you not Lysander? (Act III Scene 2 line 274). So we see that she gets a little confused and a bit hurt when hurt feelings we cast aside. At that point in the story I think she lost a part of her self. She had put a part of her self in side Lysander a he had just brushed it away. So when Lysander came back to her she then became herself again. So in that we see that she has intrusted herself in Lysander and had no doubt that he loved her. Boy did she get a slap in the face.

Hermia is a very key figure in the story so she has relations with ...

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