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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Helena Laments in Act One

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Through Athens I am thought as fair as she.
But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so;
He will not know what all but he do know:
And as he errs, doting on Hermia’s eyes,
So I, admiring of his qualities:
Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity:
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind: (1.1.227)

What is Helena lamenting in the above lines?

A

Love, when felt by both, usually ends badly.

B

Lovers always have obstacles thrown in their way to test the strength of their love.

C

Love is stays true for an eternity if it is real and felt by both people involved.

D

Love is irrational. It depends only on an individual’s perception of the one they love, not on a practical judgment of looks and beauty.

E

Love is short like a dream and is irritatingly elusive to most.