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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Love is fickle

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Which line from Helena points to the reason Demetrius first stopped loving her and further illustrates the theme that love is fickle?

A

“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.” (1.1.229)

B

“O hell! / To choose love by another's eyes!” (1.1.140)

C

“Or, if there were sympathy in choice, / …Making love momentary as a sound, / Swift as a shadow, short as any dream.” (1.1.141)

D

“Call you me fair? That fair again unsay. / Demetrius loves your fair. / O happy fair!” (1.1.181)

E

“For ere Demetrius looked on Hermia's eyne, / He hailed down oaths that he was only mine; / And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt, / So he dissolved, and show'rs of oaths did melt.” (1.1.242)