Midsummer night dating
Demetrius and Helena were once betrothed, but when Demetrius met Helena’s friend Hermia, he fell in love with her and abandoned Helena.Lacking confidence in her looks, Helena thinks that Demetrius and Lysander are mocking her when the fairies’ mischief causes them to fall in love with her. Egeus - Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus: Egeus has given Demetrius permission to marry Hermia, but Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius.
Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena.
Forced to play a young girl in love, the bearded craftsman determines to speak his lines in a high, squeaky voice.
This illustrates Titania's instruction to her fairy train in the last scene of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Hand in hand, with fairy grace, Will we sing, and bless this place.
Lysander - A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia.
Lysander’s relationship with Hermia invokes the theme of love’s difficulty: he cannot marry her openly because Egeus, her father, wishes her to wed Demetrius; when Lysander and Hermia run away into the forest, Lysander becomes the victim of misapplied magic and wakes up in love with Helena.