Helena's Playlist

Michael Li

Theme: Love is a rose

Love is a rose because it can be very beautiful like a rose. Love can start out as nothing. If one plants a seed, love can germinate and bloom. Like a rose, love can be beautiful. Love can be sweet. However, love can pain some as Helena is pained because Demetrius does not want her. She may want to hide her love by keeping her frustration in Because of this, her rose wilts and mourns because the love is not reciprocated. Only magic can fix the rose and in this play it actually does.


Helena 's Mixtape should be full of longing, confusion, anger, and jealousy.

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

1. You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)

Why this song?


This is the song that fits the best because it really shows that Helena wants Demetrius but there he likes Hermia. Taylor Swift wants a guy but there is another girl in her way.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times stalking Demetrius. She would play this song whenever she feels like she needs to be with Demetrius. That is truly what the song is all about.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that there is a girl that belongs with the guy but the guy doesn't want her.


How?


The character has learned that love isn't always mutual. Sometimes love only goes one way.

Everything Is AWESOME!!! -- The LEGO® Movie -- Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island

2. Everything is Awesome (LEGO Movie)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena wants to get over Demetrius. She wants to let go through this song but she can't let go of him.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is tired of stalking Demetrius. At this time, she will feel frustrated and this song will "ease" her.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that there is no problem with life. Everything will go smoothly and nothing is out of hand. Helena wishes she could go back to feeling this way.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is one way to conceal frustration.

Rihanna - We Found Love (LYRICS)

3. We Found Love (Rihanna)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena dreams that she is with Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song when she is in the world of fantasy and dreams about Demetrius.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that love will intertwine regardless of the circumstances. This reflects on Helena's wish that Demetrius will randomly love her.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music will reinforce or spark fantasies about her beloved Demetrius.

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video

4. Somebody That I Used To Know

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena cry's for Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she calls to her Demetrius half in self pity and half in despair.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that her love shuns her and treat her like a stranger regardless of their past memories.

How?


The character has learned that listening to music helps her to call out to Demetrius and share the pain.

Bruno Mars - Grenade [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

5. Grenade (Bruno Mars)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena will do anything for Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is confronting Demetrius or in preparation.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that the singer will die for his love but his love will not care at all.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is one way to help her prepare for her to steal Demetrius' heart.

The Script - Breakeven (Falling To Pieces)

6. Breakeven (The Script)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena feels cheated by Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is turned down by Demetrius.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that love is not mutual. Love will always hurt one more than the other.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is one way to share the burden of her pain. In turn, alleviating her swollen heart.

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

7. Forget You (Cee Lo Green)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena tries so hard to forget Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is tired of stalking Demetrius. She will struggle to stop her love forever and her cynical side triumphs.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that love is hard to get. Love can be a very corrupt place as Helena lacks what Demetrius wants out of her but Helena is willing to do anything.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is one way to show her thoughts on love.

Adele - Someone Like You

8. Someone Like You (Adele)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena wants to express her pain.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is tired of stalking Demetrius. At this time, she will feel frustrated and this song will "ease" her.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that there is always somebody who will be cheated by his/her love.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is one way to conceal frustration.

Coldplay - The Scientist

9. The Scientist (Coldplay)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena is stalking Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is following Demetrius.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that there is somebody who will call out to his/her love only to be rejected.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is a way to see her own pain.

David Guetta - Without You ft. Usher (Official Video)

10. Without You (David Guetta)

Why this song?


This is the song is chosen because it represents the times when Helena sees herself and how she feels about Demetrius.


When?


The character might listen anywhere. She will play this song most of the times when she is reaching out to Demetrius.


What?


The main elements that portray's Helena is the lyrics. The lyrics state that your love is the true key to your problems.


How?


The character has learned that listening to music is how to oversee your feelings.