If you have any pity, grace, or manners, 242. Can you not hate me, as I know you do, But you must join in souls to mock me too? You spend your passion on a misprised mood: I am not guilty of Lysander's blood; Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell. Hermia begins to suspect that Helena has somehow acted to steal Lysander's love from her, and she surmises that, because she is short and Helena is tall, Helena must have used her height to lure Lysander. When Hermia asks him again, why did you leave? Troop home to churchyards: damned spirits all, That in crossways and floods have burial, Already to their wormy beds are gone; For fear lest day should look their shames upon, They willfully themselves exile from light And must for aye consort with black-brow'd night. Hermia can't see anything in the dark woods, but she follows Lysander's voice. Just then Hermia and Demetrius come by, and Oberon tells Puck that this is the man he meant. Could not a worm, an adder, do so much? No, no; he'll Seem to break loose; take on as you would follow, But yet come not: you are a tame man, go! I understand not what you mean by this.
Fie, fie, you counterfeit, you puppet, you! Scorn and derision never come in tears. Hermia should then become infuriated by these lies and try to break through Demetrius and Lysander, as she yells at Helena. This scoundrel is much quicker than I am. Still believing that he is mocking her, Helena remains angry and hurt. He orders that they should follow him and Hippolyta to be married with them at the temple. Helena enters with Lysander still pledging his undying love to her. Hermia accuses Helena of stealing Lysander.
Thus, the entire mess will be fixed. With league whose date till death shall never end. They plan to honor the duke's wedding day with some entertainment. O me, what news, my love? But why did you leave me so cruelly? He spurns her, calling her a serpent and a dwarf, and finally leaves with Demetrius to fight over which man should get Helena. Bottom is afraid that if Pyramus commits suicide with his sword, it might seem too real and cause the ladies to be afraid. No, no; he'll 1300 Seem to break loose; take on as you would follow, But yet come not: you are a tame man, go! Why then, you left me,—O, the gods forbid! Lysander has gone to follow Helena. Hast thou slain him, then? Hermia thinks that he is joking and should say this in a puzzled way line 266.
Oberon makes peace between the lovers; he releases Titania from his spell. Demetrius thinks Lysander should lay off trying to protect Helena because she doesn't like him. Follow me, then, To plainer ground. You, mistress, all this coil is 'long of you: Nay, go not back. Then she ran after Helena.
And sometime rail thou like Demetrius. Hermia is alarmed at the thought of Lysander being killed and immediately tries to ease the peace by saying that fighting will get them nowhere. Lord, what fools these mortals be! Then will two at once woo one; That must needs be sport alone; And those things do best please me That befall prepost'rously. Helena then contradicts what she said earlier about Hermia in her youth to try to get sympathy. But we are spirits of another sort: I with the morning's love have oft made sport, And, like a forester, the groves may tread, Even till the eastern gate, all fiery-red, Opening on Neptune with fair blessed beams, Turns into yellow gold his salt green streams. No, sir, she shall not, though you take her part.
And from thy hated presence part I so: 80 See me no more, whether he be dead or no. O, how ripe in show Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow! But he has told me to leave him, threatened to hit me, and yes, even kill me. Ethiope, dark as an Ethiopian. Hermia can't understand why Helena would accuse her of such a thing. Can you not hate me, as I know you do, But you must join in souls to mock me too? An if I could, what should I get therefore? Shine comforts from the east, 1505 That I may back to Athens by daylight, From these that my poor company detest: And sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company. Helena soon arrives and is being pestered by Lysander who is declaring his love for her, she now finds Demetrius too is declaring his love for her as well. We, Hermia, like two artificial gods, Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, 210 Both warbling of one song, both in one key, As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds Had been incorporate.
Sever themselves, quickly disperse: madly sweep the sky, in wildest terror dash hither and thither across the sky. I wonder if Titania be awaked; Then, what it was that next came in her eye, 1030 Which she must dote on in extremity. Puck tells Oberon the outcome of his experiments with the love potion? They make crystal seem muddy. Her relief as she saw Lysander was evident. Demetrius next speaks about his heart, as he does this he should putting his hands to heart and when he talks about Helena have a look of longing on his face.
How does Hippolyta come to be betrothed to Theseus? In the present passage Hanmer interprets the word as 'lick over,' 'anoint,' from F. Helena tries to soothe Hermia while the guys hold Hermia back to keep her from gouging out Helena's eyes. When his love he first does spy, Let her shine as gloriously As does Venus in the sky. Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh: Your vows to her and me, put in two scales, 1170 Will even weigh, and both as light as tales. The men further decide that Snug should speak to the audience directly and that half his head should be visible through the costume. And so far blameless proves my enterprise, That I have 'nointed an Athenian's eyes; And so far am I glad it so did sort As this their jangling I esteem a sport.
They are asleep in each others arms. Helena thinks Lysander is cruelly teasing her. Could not a worm, an adder, do so much? After this, the lovers can go home to Athens and live happily ever after. Hermia progresses throughout the play from a young girl under rule from her father, to a grown woman, who chooses who she wants to marry. The pure white snow on the tops of the Taurus mountains, fluffed by winds from the east, look as black as a crow in comparison to the whiteness of your hands. Homework — more practice on metaphors and similes.
This virtuous property, this efficacy belonging to it; 'virtue' in this sense is very frequent in Shakespeare; cp. We could get this business done before the day begins. What, are you determined by your abuse to compel impatient answers from one so gentle of speech as you know me to be? These vows belong to Hermia. A privilege never to see me more. Robin mimics the mens' voices, causing them to follow shadows and sounds and effectively separating them. When Lysander answers starting at line 277, he should once again look at Helena as if she was the most beautiful person on earth. And never did desire to see thee more.