From: A Mid Summer Nights Dream
By: William Shakespeare
Written: between 1594 and 1595
Pros: Though she be but little she is fierce. She stands up for herself and refuses to give up on love. She’s played by my friend, the amazing Lisa Davidson, in Baltimore Shakespeare Factory‘s current offering.
Most Shining Moment: Standing up to her father (and facing the death penalty) for love.
Hermia approaches love as though it were something easily threatened, but not easily lost. At all points, Hermia’s relentless – you have to hustle if you’re going to hold on to your lover, and it’s worth the hustle if the love is true. Hermia thus provides a contrast to the self-doubting and flippant love around her. She may seem fierce and shrewd, but sometimes that’s just the way love goes, unless you’re willing to let it go all together. [Shmoop. com]
ritaLOVEStoWRITE blog review of Mid Summer Night’s Dream [http://wp.me/2sm4g]