What Can Love Really Do?
Malik Daniels 5/5
Can peoples' actions can influence other people's lives?
Throughout Act I of A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena examplifies the other discouraged the idea that a person's actions can influence other people's lives. For example, in Act I Helena felt worthless because Demetrius didn't see her to be as beautiful as other people in the city of Athens did causing her to become upset. I know that she felt some type of way cause of this because in the play it states "Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. but what of that? Demetrius thinks not so. He will not know what all but he do know. And as he errs, doting on Hermia's eyes, So I, admiring of his qualities. Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind"(I.ii.226-244). This quote expresses that people's actions can influence others' lives I know this is true because because Demetrius does not like her she is depressed. So all in all because the person she liked didn't like her back she was negativly affected by his decision. I feel like peoples' actions deter how another person acts because we have feelings and things that people do towards us can alter our mood, thought process, and emotions. In this case it's clear that Helena let's Demetrius alter her emotions because of the fact that he did not believe she was as beautiful as others in the city of Athens did let alone beautiful at all. Helena clearly reveals that the statement "Can peoples actions can influence other peoples' lives
People's emotions usually control how they act.
Strong emotions can change the type of people we are
Connecting to Helena
Although, Helena is in fact a mythical character, and in fact a female I find connecting to her is extremely easy. Helena's passion to gain attention from the opposite sex is very relatable. I in fact have never taken it as far as she has but I have in fact tried to catch someone's attention before. Follow me down and I will tell you more.
Once a while ago when I was in the seventh grade I liked this girl named Tia but she had already been talking to someone named Josh and it took a lot for me to even come out and say what I said to her. So I knew that letting her go wouldn't be that easy for me so to cause corruption within her and Josh's relationship I told Tia that Josh had been talking to another girl for almost a month now. I did this to cause Tia mad and confront Josh about it and because Josh really wasn't talking to anyone else he denied it and because I had already convinced Tia that I wasn't lying she felt that what Josh was telling her was a lie. Creating Tia to stop talking to Josh and rewarding me the opportunity to talk to Tia.
Also, although Helena is significantly beautiful but to the person she likes she is not, this is quite relatable because to the girl that I like I am not as beautiful and the people I know see me to be.
Helena is quite aggressive when it comes to seeking her lovers attention but I in fact am not so when it comes to Helena's drive and determination towards seeking her lovers attention I can not relate as much as I can towards her other traits such as her ability to change peoples thoughts of the way the people around her are viewed.