A One Way Love Story

Demetrius' mix tape

Obstacles can Divide Love

During the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream by WIlliam Shakespeare, there are many examples of where love gets divided by an obstacle. One example of an obstacle dividing love is when Demetrius loves Hermia, but Hermia does not love Demetrius back.
Mark Wills - I Do (Cherish You)

I do Cherish You

"I do, cherish you

for the rest of my life"

~"I Do Cherish You" by Mark Wills


This song is about Mark Wills speaking to someone who he loves a lot and he is probably getting ready to propose. Demetrius would probably listen to this song at the beginning of the play when he is pretty sure that Hermia will marry him. This song would also give him confidence that Hermia will say "yes" because of the gentle tone and soft words.

Adele - Someone Like You

Someone Like You

"That you found a girl and you're married now."

~"Someone Like You" by Adele


Demetrius probably felt the same way that Adele felt when he realizes that Hermia, Demetrius' crush, is engaged to Lysander. Demetrius would probably enjoy listening to this song when he was feeling most upset at Hermia for not wanting to marry him.
David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia (Official Video)

Titanium

"You shoot me down, but I won't fall"

~"Titanium" by David Guetta


In the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, Demetrius wants to get Helena to love him. During this time, Demtrius would probably listen to this song because it would make him feel better about his life and not-so-much success with finding someone who loves him. This song would discourage himself from giving up on his dream of marrying Hermia.
Walking To You

Walking to You

"Am I walking to you? Am I walking to you?"

~Walking to You by Ben Watt


This song is Ben Watt losing his love and then feeling like he's walking to her. Demetrius would feel like he's "walking to Hermia" when he is chasing Hermia and Lysander in the woods in an attempt to get Hermia to love him.

Beatles Let It Be Music Video 1970

Let it Be

"Let it be"

~"Let it Be" by The Beatles


Demetrius would most likely enjoy listening to this song when he wanted Helena to give up on her dream of marrying him and stop following him.


This is also another example of obstacles getting in the way of love. In this case, instead of Demetrius facing the obstacle it's Helena facing the obstacle.

Amos Lee - "Chill in the Air" Official Lyric Video

Chill in the Air

"I don't wanna see you again, I don't wanna feel your breath"

~"Chill in the Air" by Amos Lee


This song is about a not-so-great day where a Amos Lee does not wanting to see this one person again. Demetrius probably felt that way when Helena was following him. He just wanted her to go away so that he could be left by himself and try to figure out how to get Hermia to love him.

Johnny Cash - You are my Sunshine Original

You are my Sunshine

"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine."

~"You are my Sunshine" by Johnny Cash


The song Johnney Cash is about happiness and relief. The song writer probably wrote this song to be cheerful and happy. Demetrius would probably listen to this song when he was feeling especially upset about not getting Helena to love him.
The Temptations - My Girl 1965

My Girl

"My girl, my girl"

~"My Girl" by The Temptations


The song by The Temptations is a song about a person who still has sunshine on a cloudy day. In this case he is saying that sunshine is his girl. Demetrius would probably love to listen to the line My girl when he is competing over Helena's love in the woods. He would say My girl to Lysander when Lysander wants to marry Helena and then Lysander would repeat the same thing back to Demetrius. In this case, an obstacle that Demetrius is facing is Lysander. They are both competing over the same girl.
Rachel Platten - Fight Song (Official Lyric Video)

Fight Song

"Sending big waves

Into motion"

~"Fight song" by Rachel Platten


In this song, Rachel Platten is describing anger and her desire to be stronger than she is right now. Demetrius would love the line [shown above] when he is getting ready for a fight against Lysander. Only the winner of this fight will get to marry Helena.

Taylor Swift - Mine

Mine

"You put your arm around me for the first time"

~"Mine" by Taylor Swift


This song is about getting someone who you love to love you. This song Demetrius would listen to after he and Helena get married. Listening to this song would definitely be a cheerful way for him and Helena to start off their marriage.