Unformatted text preview: she is his slave and will do whatever he says for his love. I wouldn’t exactly say that this certain play was a commentary on gender but on love. The women in the play were treated pretty fairly in my opinion and had there say in a portion of arguments (when Hermia wanted to marry Lysander she ended up doing so) We can interpret the fact that they are just as foolish as the guys by how they act. For example, how Hermia attacked Helena when Lysander said he loved her and not Hermia. As I said earlier, when Helena kept on stalking Demetrius and begging him for his love also showed how foolish she was. 3. Yes indeed, Shakespeare holds the fairy world above all others by describing it as a “mystic and magical place”. 4....
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- Fall '10
- Law, Helena, Neil Gaiman, Midsummer Nights