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What is love? Love is a very powerful emotion! Love is something that can come at any time in your life. It can appear in any way, shape, or form. In the famous play “Midsummer Night's Dream,” by William Shakespeare, love is a major theme that affects many people and causes many challenges. In order for love to conquer these challenges one needs to stay true to their love, they may need the help of some magic, and must be persistent.
Staying true to one's love is so very important when one believes in their true love with every fibre of their being. Hermia and Lysander are so in love that nothing else seems to matter. They want to be together at all costs and they will not let anything get in their way, this is true especially for Hermia. In this example she is defending her true love and standing up for herself, “I do entreat Your Grace to pardon me./ I know not by what power I am made bold,/ Nor how it may concern my modesty/ In such a presence here to plead my thoughts;/ But I beseech Your Grace that I may know/ The worst that may befall me in this case/ If I refuse to wed Demetrius” (Shakespeare 1.1: 58-64). This shows that although she has no way of controlling what happens to her future she still wants to let others know of her convictions. No woman in that time period would ever attempt to defy the command of her father and the law, but in this case Hermia's true love has taken over. She wants the world to know that her and Lysander share this same true love. She is willing to sacrifice her life and become a nun or even face the ultimate finale of death in order to get what she wants at this point. Lysander also came up with an idea to temporarily get them out of this situation, “A good persuasion. Therefore, hear me, H...


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...ouple that will never be, but finally all is set straight. Because the spell is still on his eyes and no one but the fairies know, Helena is finally free to love him as much as she wants and she is being loved in return. Hermia, as well, had persistence. When the spell was wrongly cast upon Lysander's eyes she kept telling him that he was to be in love with her, and that they are supposed to be together. They were to have a life together, and everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. She knew deep down he did not and could not mean what he said. She never lost her faith and she was right. In the end each couple has their true love.
The lovers finally get what they want and teach one a good lesson about love. Although love has many obstacles, if you stay true in your love, have a bit of magic on your side, and keep persistent, love will overcome any obstacle.


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