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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?


“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)


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


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


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


“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)

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