A Comparison of Hermia and Juliet
Compares the main female character in "Romeo and Juliet" to the main female character in "A Midsummer-Night's Dream".
# 48844 | 1,145 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 19, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) , Shakespeare (Midsummer Night's Dream)
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This paper analyzes the main female characters in "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" and then discusses their similar and dissimilar qualities. In discussing their similarities, the paper notes that both Hermia of "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" and Juliet of "Romeo and Juliet" are strong and courageous females, and both will do anything for love. Among their differences, the paper cites their differences in age. The paper also points out that the major difference in the two plays, the outcome, has to do with the plot of the play and not the differences in the characters of Juliet and Hermia.
From the Paper:"Hermia and Juliet share a major similarity in that they are both female characters devoted to love and willing to do anything to be with their lover. They are also both strong and courageous characters, though Hermia is more mature, while Juliet is younger and more naive. The major difference though, is the outcome for the two characters, with Juliet's love leading to her tragic death, and Hermia's leading to a happy ending. This difference is related not to the qualities of each character, but to their roles in the play, and to the type of play each character is part of. These similarities and differences will now be considered in more detail."
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