How Does Hermia Challenge the Expected Role of a Daughter

How Does Hermia Challenge the Expected Role of a Daughter

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1st Half of Summer Term
Shakespeare Plays
How Does Hermia Challenge the Expected Role of a Daughter?

A “Midsummer’s night dream” is made up of many themes for example: romance, magic, marriage, treachery and comedy. One of the main themes is love and the 4 characters Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena. Also the king of the fairies Oberon tries to make the queen of the fairies Titania fall in love with him with a potion put in her eyes to the first thing she sees and that is bottom that turns into a donkey. How ever the duke of Athens Theseus was marrying Hippolyta and they are in love too.

Introduction Of Characters
Lysander, beloved of Hermia
Hermia, beloved of Lysander
Helena, in love with Demetrius
Demetrius, in love with Hermia but then falls in love with Helena later on.
Egeus, father of Hermia, wants to force Hermia to wed Demetrius
Theseus, Duke of Athens, good friend of Egeus
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and betrothed of Theseus
Hippolyta and Theseus are getting married and Hermia and Demetrius are meant to be getting married, but Helena want to marry Demetrius, and Hermia want to marry Lysander, also Lysander wants to marry Hermia but Demetrius wants to marry Hermia.
As marriage is also a main theme in the play so there are lots of love leads and relationships in the play.

Hermia she is the daughter of Egeus, and she is beloved to Lysander but is not allowed to marry him. So she sneaks off with him in to the woods. Hermia challenges the role as a daughter as she disobeys her father that is in charge of her life until marriage, and she tries to love another man against her fathers will, also speaking to the duke and wishing many things against her father so, she is disobeying her fathers will and, trying to escape him so she is challenging the daughters role.

Egeus is the father of Hermia and a good friend and he is a minor character in the play and is persistent that Hermia his...

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