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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Lysander's Declaration of Love

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Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born?
When at your hands did I deserve this scorn? (2.2.96-97)

According to these lines, why is Helena so upset by Lysander’s declaration of love?

A

She realizes how much she actually loved Lysander and is mad at herself for wasting her time on Demetrius.

B

She is angry at Lysander for declaring his love for her over her best friend Hermia.

C

She is angry that Lysander is declaring his love for her in front of Demetrius because that might make Demetrius jealous.

D

She realizes how much this will hurt Hermia and, although she returns Lysander’s love, she doesn’t want Hermia to be upset.

E

She thinks Lysander is simply making fun of her and saying the things she wanted Demetrius to say.