--Love--

-An Analysis of Helena and Demetrius-

Theme: Many things stand in the way of love.

Throughout the play, Helena finds herself following Demetrius, who is in love with Hermia. Yes, one-way love is an interesting topic, and this is what this "flyer" is about. After weird things happen in the woods, everything gets flipped and Demetrius falls in love with Helena. Helena believes that he is making fun of her, and a bunch of chaos ensues before everything resolves.
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
All I Want For Christmas Is You sums up how Helena feels about Demetrius. It shows how Helena is obsessing over Demetrius (wanting him over other Christmas presents) and how Demetrius is out of her reach (or else why go through all this trouble). In this video, Mariah Carey even goes into the woods to fix problems just like Helena.
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
Jessie's Girl is a song about a guy whose best friend gets a girlfriend and the guy is jealous. This is like how Demetrius is jealous about Hermia being in love with Lysander. Rick Springfield sings about how Jessie (Lysander) is in love with somebody he wants.
Mariah Carey - All By Myself (Original Cover)
All By Myself is about being left by somebody you like. When Helena was left by Demetrius, she was in the exact same situation. Helena's wish is now more out-of-reach than before. Apparently neither Mariah Carey or Helena got their Christmas gift.
Enya - Orinoco Flow (video)
Orinoco Flow is a slightly excited song that sounds like an enchanted forest (this is my opinion and you can disagree). In A Midsummer Night's Dream, the characters go into an enchanted forest feeling slightly excited, and in fact, there they discover that the forest is enchanted. There are fairies in the woods.
Jack Johnson - Upside Down
After some trip-ups on a banana peel (or a purple flower), Jack Johnson finds himself in a weird world with cartoon characters and drawn objects. This relates to what happens in A Midsummer Night's Dream. In the book, strange things concerning a purple flower lead to chaos and confusion.
Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)
After strange things happen concerning a purple flower, both Lysander and Demetrius love Helena. However, Helena does not see that it is love and thinks that they are mocking her. She demands respect from Lysander and Demetrius, and that is why I chose this song for this situation.
New World Symphony - 4th Movement
Dvorak's New World Symphony is dramatic with some very fun parts in it (like at 1:20). This part of A Midsummer Night's Dream is certainly dramatic, and the way Shakespeare writes it makes it fun to read. For example, the line "And though she be but little, she is fierce" is loved by short women everywhere. Also, the forest that they are in is like a whole new world.
Elvis Presley: All Shook Up
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Demetrius is now in love with Helena. Everyone else (including but not limited to Helena) is very confused and all shook up. This shows that love can be very weird at times and it can leave an unsuspecting person all shook up.
The Turtles - Happy together (video/audio edited & remastered) HQ
Here, the Turtles sing about being "So Happy Together." Egeus finally gives the lovers permission to love at will. This is all because Demetrius and Helena are "So Happy Together." When Demetrius does not want Hermia then Egeus has to agree.
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, here everybody is celebrating at the wedding! Hermia is with Lysander, Helena is with Demetrius, and Hippolyta is with Theseus. The fairies are also reunited. Everyone lives happily ever after.