A Midsummer Night's Dream
In A Dr. Dre/ Taylor Swift Mixtape
Theme: Love varies inversely with despair
22 by Turur Swuft
You don't know about me/but i'll bet you want to
everything will be alright/if we keep dancing like we're"
Shake It Off by T Swazzle Dazzle
"And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off"
In the beginning of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermia has a ton of haters. Theseus, Hippolyta, Demetrius, Helena. But powered by Lysander's love, she just shakes it off.
Safe and Sound by Tayler Sweft
"You'll be alright/No one can hurt you now
Come morning light/You'll be safe and sound"
When Lysander and Hermia run away together, Hermia think that she will be safe and sound with Lysander. But inevitably, trouble follows them in the form of Demetrius and Helena.
I Knew You were Trouble by Tay-Swigswag
"And he's long gone when he's next to me
And I realize the blame is on me
'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in"
When Hermia wakes up from the first night on the run, she is woken up to a mind-boggling calamity. Lysander and Demetrius both love Helena. She thinks Demetrius has caused this. She always knew he was trouble, since she first met him.
Still Dre by THE Dr. Dre
"Still the beat bangs, still doing my thang
Since I left, ain't too much changed, still"
Helena is the new popular girl. Helena is still the same Helena. Hermia is still the same Hermia. Why is this happening?
Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dry
"Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothing comes out when they move their lips
Just a bunch of gibberish
And the dudes act like they forgot about Dre"
Disbelief turn to confusion when all the dudes (Lysander, Demetrius) forgot about Hermia. All they talk about now is Helena. The despair keeps increasing and the love decreasing.
You Belong With Me by Aylor-Tay Ift-Sway
Who understands you/been here all along
So why can't you see
You belong with me
You belong with me."
Confusion turns to despair for Hermia. She knows that Lysander and her are made for each other. But Lysander is stuck on a girl who doesn't appreciate him as much as she does.
I Need a Doctor by Doctorella Dre
You've been gone so long
I'm running out of time
I need a doctor"
Despair turns to depression. But this is aimed at herself more than Lysander. She has to get back on the horse and continue with her life. But how? Lysander was her life.
The Watcher by Dre, M. D.
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no mo' (The watcher)"
Hermia watches the ensuing drama over Helena's love unfold. Her message in this song is aimed at any bystanders, specifically Theseus and Hippolyta. Everywhere she goes, things aren't the same as before.
Love Story by Tyler Swifte
This love is difficult but it's real.
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess.
It's a love story, baby, just say, yes."
Thanks to Oberon the couples are reunited and all is well. Hermia and Lysander's love is stronger and realer than ever, after all of the mess that they've been through. And the love story of a Midsummer Night's dream is all okay in the end.