The winds are blowing, the ground is shaking, and the thunder is raging in the atmosphere. The forest just out side Athens is very busy tonight. With four young lovers with nothing better to do, but escape the life that someone else has chosen for them. Arranged marriages are awful situations, especially in the woman's case. Lysander thought he could change all of that for his dearest Hermia. Although Lysander is easy going, he is also a lover, acts on impulse, and very persuasive.
Through out the play Lysander shows nothing but loyalty and love for his dear Hermia. At least of what is in his control. Puck mistakenly put Lysander under a love spell, then up until that point he loved Hermia with all his heart. An example is, "How now my love! Why is your cheek so pale? /How chances the roses there do fade so fast?" I, 1.
This, right there he claims Hermia as his love, thus him being her lover. In addition he is saying that he cares for her. Another example is, "You have her father's love, Demetrius; / Let me have Hermia's; do you marry him." I, 1. This quote is Lysander begging Demetrius, in front of the royal court, to give up Hermia and let Lysander marry her. One final example of Lysander's love for Hermia is, "Aye me! For aught that I could ever read, / Could ever hear by tale or history, / The course of true love never did run smooth; /But, either it was different in blood, -" I, 1. Here Lysander is saying that nothing ever turns out the way you want it too, not even true love, but in the end everything worked out alright.
Do you not like those people that...