Helena and Demetrius's Path of Love
A Mix Tape of Helena and Demetrius's Path of Love
Theme: Love is a Twisting and Turning Path
Throughout A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare touches base on the fact that love is a path that twists and turns, you never know what is happening next, it could throw you into and abyss of darkness or lead you to a joyous wonderland.
L.O.V.E. - Michael Buble
Track One: "L. O. V. E." by Michael Bublé
Helena would listen to this song while she and Demetrius were still in love and before Hermia came and Demetrius fell in love her. When she was in love with Demetrius and he loved her back, before the start of A Midsummer's Night Dream, they were blissful and so happy to be together. "L is for the way you look at me, O is for the only one is see..." (From the beginning of L. O. V. E.) I feel that this song represents how Hermia and Demetrius feel towards each other before Hermia got in the way.
Another Girl - The Beatles
Track Two: "Another Girl" by the Beatles
Demetrius would listen to this right after he broke up with Helena and started trying to get Hermia. For I have got another girl, another girl. "She's sweeter than all the girls and I met quite a few. Nobody in all the world can do what she can do. And so I'm telling you, This time you'd better stop"." I think that this phrase represents how Demetrius feels towards Helena after he met Hermia. Basically, I don't like you anymore, I found another girl, so get away.
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi Lyrics
Track Three: "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga
Hermia would listen to Paparazzi after Demetrius broke up her and she thinks that if she follows him around enough that he will love her again. "I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you around until you love me..." Helena loves Demetrius so much and follows him around everywhere she goes. Thinking that maybe, he will love me if I am always with him.
Want U Back Music Video
Track Four: "Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd
Want U Back would be listened to by Helena when she was trying to win Demetrius back from Hermia. The line "Remember all the things you and I did first, and now you're doing them with her..." and all of the repetition of "I want you back, I want you back...", remind me of Helena because she was very whiny and complained about wanting Demetrius back, and that other girl you love is unworthy.
Teardrops On my Guitar - Taylor Swift Lyrics
Track Five: "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift
Teardrops on my Guitar would be listened to Helena when she was deeply in love with Demetrius, but Demetrius doesn't return the feeling. This line represents the Helena's feelings: "I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about, and she's got everything that I have to live without." Helena loves Demetrius, but he can't see past Hermia, who he is in love with, even though Helena is the obvious choice.
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Albuquerque
Track Six: "Albuquerque" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
The song Albuquerque does not relate to A Midsummer Night's Dream. But, it is very confusing. Which is how Helena felt when, before Demetrius ignored her, but now Demetrius and Lysander were all over her, telling her they loved her and she was the prettiest girl in the whole world. The line, "I'll never forget the first thing she said to me. She said, "Hey, you've got weasels on your face."", symbolizes the confusion Helena felt after the big switch of love.
Track Seven: "Defy Gravity" by Indina Menzel
Helena would listen to this song when she thinks that Demetrius, Lysander, and Hermia are playing a trick on her, with Demetrius and Lysander pretending to be in love with her. "I hope you're proud how you would grovel in submission, to feed your own ambition..." This line shows Helena's annoyance of being tricked and how she really thinks that three people would plan and extensive prank just to make her annoyed.
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up [Official Music Video]
Track Eight: "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
Demetrius would listen to this song when Helena doesn't believe that Demetrius really did love her and wasn't just faking it. "Well, I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I'm still looking up..." This line shows exactly how Demetrius feels, he loves Helena, even if problems arise, he is willing to do anything for her and always be there for her.
Marry You - Bruno Mars Lyrics
Track Nine: "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
Helena and Demetrius would listen to this song before their marriage. They are so in love that they have to marry each other instantly. "Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I want to marry you." This song represents their love, a little carefree, but a need and a desire to be with each other. "Who cares what is happening, I want to marry you." Is something I could hear from Demetrius.
Plain White T's - 1, 2, 3, 4
Track Ten: "1, 2, 3, 4" by Plain White T's
Helena would listen to this when they were deeply in love with each other. "There's only one thing, to do, three words, for you, I love. There's only one way, to say, those three words, and that's what I'll do, I love you." I feel like those lines really capture the happiness and joy of being together and in love, with all other problems resolved and not a care in the world.