A Midsummer's Night Dream
Peoples emotions usually control how they act
Helena is in love with Demetrius and she would do anything to get his attention. Her powerful emotions make her take action in which she wins very little. But she does not care because a simple thing from Demetrius is something very big for her. That's why Helena portrays the prompt of "peoples emotions usually control how they act." At the end of act 1 the two lovers, Hermia and Lysander, tell Helena, Hermia's best friend, that they are going to run away so that they can be together. Right away she comes up with the idea that she should tell Demetrius. " I will go tell of fair Hermia's flight. Then to the wood will he tomorrow night Pursue her. And for his intelligence If i have thanks, it is a dear expense. But herein mean i to enrich my pain" (I.i.246-250). This quote proves the prompt because she doesn't care who she hurts or if she gets hurt as long as Demetrius notices her shes happy. Since shes in love with Demetrius a simple thanks for telling him that her future wife is running away with Lysander satisfies her. Although Helena has equal position as Hermia in Athens Helena isn't satisfied she seeks attention so that shefeels important. She wants Demetrius to notice her for once in his life.