A Heart With Many Kinds of Love
Hermia Playlist By Zachary Zheng
Theme: Love Leads to Many Chaotic Events
The theme is that love can lead to many different kind of things. Love is a huge role in "A Midsummer Night Dream" and love did lead to chaos. There are men who love Hermia, but Hermia only loves one of them. Many different kinds of love are mentioned, but especially with Hermia.
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Track One: Stay With Me
Hermia really loves Lysander, and she really wants to stay with him instead of being with Demetirus. Hermia's father wants Hermia to marry Demetrius, but Hermia refuses. Hermia wanting to stay with Lysander is similar to the song "Stay With Me". Basically, the lyrics of this song is what matched Hermia experience with Lysander. She might listen to this song when she is married with Lysander.
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Track Two: All I Want For Christmas is You
In this Christmas song, it talks about how the artist wants her loved one and nothing else. Hermia loves Lysander and in the play, she says that Lysander is the only person she wants. The lyrics relate to the relationship between Lysander and Hermia. Also, the tune is joyful and happy and Hermia, as an emotion, is happy. She would listen to this song during a joyful time like a celebration or an accomplishments.
Wake Me Up -- Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc Lyrics
Track Three: Wake Me Up
In the beginning of "Wake Me Up", it talks about how someone is going on a journey guided by a beating heart. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysander tells Hermia that they are going to escape to a different place for their marriage, like a journey, and Hermia will be guided by his love one. The tone of this song and the lyrics is the kind of song that Hermia would just like to hear and enjoy. She could listen to this song when she is going on the journey to escape.
Secrets - One Republic Lyrics
Track Four: Secrets
When Hermia's loved one, Lysander, tells Helena about their secret of how they are going to escape, he just put things into chaos. Giving out secrets, about things like love can lead to chaos, like in the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". This is what "Secrets" is about. This relates to the theme of how love can lead to many different events, especially bad ones. The lyrics, "I'm gonna give all my secrets away" is the part that relates to the character. That's the most important lyric. Hermia will listen to this song when she wants to learn not to make mistakes, like giving out secrets.
Track Five: Pompeii
In Pompeii, it explains how a city is ruined by walls. In Athens, the love for Hermia leads to chaos in Athens. Unwanted love is in this play that takes place in Athens. This is similar how the city in the song is in chaos after being ruined by walls. Hermia would enjoy listening to this song when she wants to remember what happened when all the love chaos happened. Also, the tone of the song and the lyrics remind her of the chaos. She might enjoy this.
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Track Six: Counting Stars
When Hermia and Lysander takes a break and lies down on the grass, they are the balanced couple as they look up at the sky and stars thinking about their marriage the next day. In "Counting Stars" it talks about how someone wants to be with their loved one and is going to count stars instead of paying for bills ("counting dollars"). These two scenarios are similar. Hermia might listen to "Counting Stars" when she feels relaxed and when looking at a starry night with Lysander.
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Track Seven: Burn
When Puck (Robin) puts the flower juice on the wrong eyes and this makes Lysander like Helena. Hermia is extremely confused, but mostly angry and upset. In "Burn", the main lyric is Burn and this represent anger. Burn and fire just shows how angry Hermia is after Lysander is complimenting Helena. Hermia might listen to this when she wants to relate with anger.
Calm and Peaceful Instrumental Music - Schoorlse Duinen - relaxdaily N°081
Track Eight: Schoolrise Duinen (Peaceful and Calm Music)
Hermia takes a rest after the day when Lysander suddenly loves Helena. This soft, peaceful tune can put her to sleep and keep her calm. Hermia can listen to this song when she wants to calm down and basically just rest. The tune of this song is what Hermia likes. When she is angry, she'll just listen to this.
Passenger - Let Her Go [Official Video]
Track Nine: Let Her Go
Hermia wakes up and everything is back to normal. Hermia is back with her loved one and now Demetrius and Helena are together. All the loved couples are equal like a balanced scale. This song "Let Her Go" has a cheerful tune and basically this can represent the happiness of Hermia being back with her loved one, Lysander. Hermia will listen to this if she just wants to hear a happy and cheerful tune to feel good.
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Despicable Me 2 - Lyric Video)
Track Ten: Happy
This song is the most important of all. Hermia and Lysander are finally getting married. They are all "happy". This is exactly what the song above is about. All the chaos of the different love events are finally over. The tone and tune of this song is happy and joyful and Hermia is going to listen to this over and over during a celebration or any kind of victory. Also, the lyrics are important because "happy" is what everyone in the play now feels at the end.