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Helena

Helena

Helena is a fictional character and one of the four young lovers - Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia and Helena - featured in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which is a play about lovers, fairies and mechanicals. It was written to be played in the Globe theater in 1956. She is the daughter of Nedar, a member of Theseus court and the Athenian aristocracy, and a childhood friend of Hermia, with whom she is often compared. Prior to the play's beginning, she is betrothed to the nobleman Demetrius but is jilted when his affections turn to Hermia instead. Despite this, Helena's abiding love for Demetrius remains consistent throughout the play. Hermia and her lover, Lysander, ... more on Wikipedia

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List of A Midsummer Night's Dream Characters