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Essay | The Appearance of Love in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare

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The Appearance of Love in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare

Summary: In William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Demetrius falls in love with Helena after drinking a love potion. Because Demetrius' feelings are concocted through the potion, those feelings do not constitute true love because they lack any foundation, justification, or sense of reality.
What is love? Webster's defines it as a passionate affection for another person. In the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by William Shakespeare, the character Demetrius falls in love with the character Helena, through a love potion. Accordingly, Demetrius' love for Helena is not true love because of the lack of foundation, justification, and unreal nature of the love.

The feeling that Demetrius has for Helena is not love because the foundation that the love is based on is missing. His undying desire for her suddenly appeared in his head and he would not be able to explain why he loves her and give evidence of it, other than the fact that she is beautiful. His love for her can be compared to a tree that has no roots or foundation but is still growing. However, if the...

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