A bit later, Hermia tells her best friend Helena about her plan to run off into the woods to marry Lysander behind her father’s back. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is about 2 lovers Hermia and Lysander that run away into the woods. Rather than accept this dire fate, Hermia agrees to run away with Lysander. Hermia: Although she loves Lysander, her father insists she marry Demetrius or be put to death for disobedience of his wishes. Lysander tells Hermia, in Act 1, Scene 1, that they're going to run off together to his aunt's house to get married. Hermia also seems to be persistent in her emotions, as she is very disappointed and surprised when she cannot see Lysander in the woods … In this case, the fairies intervene. Though disordered, the woods is also quite imaginative. He once was betrothed to Hermia’s best friend, Helena, who still loves him. Just as the couple decides to elope, Hermia’s friend Helena trips in. Lysander and Hermia find a comfortable place in the woods to sleep. Finding them, Puck wrongly assumes that Lysander is Demetrius (the Zdisdainful youth) and uses the herb juice. To whom what do Lysander and Hermia agree? The next town over. ACT I.I 128-179 Hermia (Akiya Henry) is faced with obeying her father, or choosing death or life as a nun. Helena is a mess because she still loves Demetrius – she’s crushed that he wants to marry Hermia. Unbeknownst to all, fairies dwell in the woods. When Demetrius goes to sleep, Oberon sends Puck to get Helena while he charms Demetrius' eyes. The mischievious faerie; Puck casts a spell on the sleeping Lysander, which causes the young man to fall in love with the first person he sees. Once there, they’ll run off to Lysander’s aunt’s house (which is outside of Athenian jurisdiction) and get married. Hermia is not left alone very often in the play, and has no real soliloquy of the type Helena has when she’s left alone at the end of Scene One, or when she’s abandoned in the woods by Demetrius and wails, “I am as ugly as a bear, for beast that meet me do run away in fear!” Hermia doesn’t talk much about herself. Do not lie so near. She also wishes Helena good luck with Demetrius. They decide to rest for the evening. When Hermia wakes up, she sees that Lysander is gone and goes out in the woods to find him. Demetrius and Helena in the wood. (1.1.171-181), in this quote Hermia is promising Lysander she will run away with him to the woods. He wakes up and sees the brooding Helena, unhappy with how Demetrius ignores her. Helena wakes Lysander and, seeing her, he instantly falls in love with her. Lysander Transparent Helena! Lysander is going Into the Woods with Hermia to get out of Athens so they can elope. Lysander is going into the woods with Hermia to get out of Athens so they can elope. Theseus softens this death sentence, declaring that Hermia choose Demetrius, death, or life in a convent. Upon waking up, he sees Helena. Lysander now feels only loathing for the fair Hermia. Hermia says to Helena: “And in the wood where often you and I / Upon faint primrose beds where wont to lie / Emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet, / There my Lysander and myself shall meet” (1.1.219-132). They lie down, but Hermia demands that Lysander sleep a short distance away in order to keep up her sense of modesty since she is not married to him yet. During this row in the woods, some pretty harsh words are thrown around, and ugly things get brought up from the past (like how Helena thought Hermia was a vixen when they were younger). Lysander and Hermia get lost in the woods and, feeling exhausted, fall asleep. After Puck exits, Demetrius and Helena run into the bower. Hermia, in Love with Lysander : Nay, good Lysander. Nature … Lysander wants to sleep near Hermia but for modesty’s sake she convinces him to sleep away from her and ‘lie further off yet. Lysander : O, take the sense, sweet, of my innocence! Hermia and Helena have enjoyed a close friendship since they were young, but recently their friendship has come under strain due to their entanglement in a knot of desire and jealousy. After Thesus said that Hermia would have to marry Demetrius or else she'd be killed. He intends to kill Lysander, but how this will encourage Hermia to love him is unclear: “Where is Lysander, and fair Hermia? Act 2 Scene 1 – Key Scene . What Hermia is saying truly reveals how truely passionate her love is for Lysander. His cousin's house . Seeing Lysander and Hermia lying apart from each other, he mistakes them for Demetrius and Helena and erroneously applies the magical juice to Lysander. Soon thereafter Lysander and Hermia, tired of walking and having lost their way, decide to go to sleep as well. They will meet on the next night in the woods and escape to Lysander's aunt's house to be married. She is also giving up all her friends and family all for this one man. The interchange between the two of them shows the inequity of their feelings for each other. Lysander is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.. A handsome young man of Athens, Lysander is in love with Egeus's daughter Hermia.However, Egeus does not approve of Lysander and prefers his daughter to marry a man called Demetrius.Meanwhile, Hermia's friend Helena has fallen in love with Demetrius. Lysander and Hermia decide to meet in _____ to run away together. 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