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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Mine Own, And Not Mine Own

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And I have found Demetrius like a jewel,
Mine own, and not mine own. (4.1.187)

What does Helena mean by the above simile?

A

Helena means that Demetrius is rare and precious like jewels.

B

Helena means that Demetrius is like a jewel because she could never afford jewels and she could never get Demetrius to love her before this.

C

Helena is stating that Demetrius is precious to her like a jewel and she will never share him with Hermia again.

D

Helena is stating that Demetrius is handsome and sparkling like a jewel, which is why it is difficult for her to believe that he loves her.

E

Helena means that she is having a hard time believing that Demetrius' love (the jewel) is truly hers again.