Helena's Playlist

Theme: Love is a long difficult journey, but it's worth it

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Helena is faced with many challenges in love. She is rejected by Demetrius, and then Lysander and Demetrius both profess their "love" to her, and then Demetrius finally loves her, it is a crazy process and Helena isn't happy a lot of the time, but it's worth it when Helena finally gets to marry her true love!
Wherever you will go (lyrics) - The Calling.wmv

"Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

I chose Wherever You Will Go by The Calling because it represents Helena's attitude toward Demetrius at the beginning of the book, she is willing to go literally wherever Demetrius wants to go and do whatever he wants her to do (except leave). She is willing to betray the trust of her longest friend, just to get to spend a little time with someone who despises her.
Rolling in the Deep ~ ADELE~ Lyrics

"Rolling In The Deep" by Adele

Helena thinks that if Demetrius hadn't left her they "could've had it all". She is sort of telling off Demetrius. They could have been together and he gave up on them. This song is intense and in your face, like Helena.
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You - Lyrics (Official Music Video) Tribute

"I Will Always Love You

I think even though Demetrius is probably the most unlikable person ever, Helena will always love him. She literally says in one part that she would be honored if Demetrius treated her like a dog!
Taylor Swift - Mean (54th GRAMMYs on CBS)

"Mean" by Taylor Swift

Helena is a little fed up with the situation now, but that doesn't mean she still isn't head over heels for him. She thinks that Demetrius is just MEAN. And yet unlike Taylor Swift in the song, she isn't willing to leave him just yet, but I think it has been determined that no matter what Demetrius does, all he's ever going to be is mean, he betrayed her, he said he hated her, he said he wanted to kill her etc.
Bruno Mars - Grenade [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grenade" by Bruno Mars

Helena loves Demetrius and would do anything for him but he wouldn't do the same. Helena would die for Demetrius, and sacrifice her happiness for him and Demetrius Doesn't car at all.
Sara Bareilles - Gonna Get over You

"Gonna Get Over You" by Sara Bareilles

I think Helena is now officially fed up with Demetrius especially now that Lysander is professing his love to her now too. She is trying to get over him. This song is empowering and upbeat, and even though Helena never broke out in song and happily decided she was over Demetrius, but at this point I think she has decided that she's done, she just wants to go away, especially now that Lysander and Demetrius are fighting the death over her
Beyonce - Single ladies - lyric video

"Single Ladies" by Beyonce

Helena has officially decided she doesn't need anyone. She's leaving now and I think she needs another upbeat song about being independent. She Doesn't need no man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sara Bareilles - Gravity

"Gravity" by Sara Bareilles

Helena is trying not to slip back into Demetrius's arms. This song is about how someone is holding her hostage without chains, Holding her down, but she can't seem to let them go. And at the same time during the song she is begging to be set free away from "your gravity" I think this is a lot like how Helena knows that Demetrius is holding her back, everyone else in Athens appreciates her beauty, except the one person who truly matters to her. Demetrius is bad, yet she can't seem to let him go.
O.A.R. "Peace" Official Audio

"Peace" by OAR

Helena and Demetrius now just want to settle their arguments and be happy. They want PEACE. They want to stop fighting and get married and be happy, and be friends with Hermia and Lysander and all of the characters!!!! This song is really calm and relaxing and the words send a good message.
Marry You - Bruno Mars Lyrics

"Marry You" by Bruno Mars

At this point, now that the problem has been solved between Helena, her true love Demetrius, Hermia, and Lysander. Helena is ready to go out on a whim and marry Demetrius once and for all. Especially now that Theseus has decided that they should all get married alongside each other.