Helena

10 09 2012

I’m in the middle of reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for fun, not for school), and the brilliance and comedy is beyond amazing.  I do have to say that I find the character of Helena really interesting; there’s one line of hers in particular that stood out to me:

“No, no, I am as ugly as a bear,
For beasts that meet me run away for fear.”

When she can’t land the man of her dreams, Demetrius, and only gets rejection after rejection from him, she starts to think that maybe it’s because that it’s her fault.  The irony is that when Demetrius falls in love with her via Puck’s doing, she doesn’t believe him.

I find that to be quite sad, actually.