True love always brings some difficulties and obstacles between couples. If the love
is unrequited, it shows hatred, jealousy and weakness but if the love is requited, it appears
happy and strong. However, Shakespeare also showed some true love and obstacles in
them in his novel "A Midsummer Night's Dream". In this novel he showed the example
of Hermia and Lysander, desperate Helena and Demetrius and the very last Pyramus and
Thisbe that had faced many obstacles in love.
First of all, Hermia and Lysander faced Egeus's disapproval of their love and cruel
law of Athens. The obstacles between Hermia and Lysander was Demetrius because
Egeus wanted Demetrius to marry her beautiful daughter Hermia .Furthermore, the cruel
law of Athens was also an obstacle in couple's love. The law was Hermia will be a nun
or she will put to death if she doesn't marry with Demetrius. In this race of love various
obstacles have to be negotiated.
Egeus's complaint is prove when he said to Hermia, "I
do estates unto Demetrius" (I,I,98). Infect, in Hermia and Lysander's love many obstacles
came but all obstructions got assessed by the couples.
Another example of hindrance in love is Helena who was loved once by Demetrius
and now she is facing Demetrius's inconstancy. Helena got rejected by Demetrius
because he was an inconstant man who go for every other woman. Helena suffered
Demetrius's perversity and begged her love for him. Also, Helena felt low-self esteem
and tolerated from the insult of Demetrius. Helena had no confidence whenever she talks
to Demetrius. Helena's self-deprecation near Demetrius is proved when she said to
Demetrius, "I am your spaniel; the more you beat me, I will fawn on you" (II,I, 203-204).
Helena showed low-self esteem to Demetrius that she can be a dog and...