In Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" the mortal teenage
characters fall in love foolishly, and the character Bottom states, "O
what fools these mortals be". They are foolish because they act like
children. Although Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena appear
grown-up, when they are in love they act foolishly. The four teenage
lovers are fools.
Demetrius is a fool because he is unaware that his love changes
through out the play. At the start of
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I swear to thee by Cupid's strongest bow," (I i,line 178)
"Tomorrow truly will I meet thee." Hermia is a fool because she is
risking death for the love of Lysander.
Therefore this proves, the four teenage lovers are fools. (VI i,
Theseus states) "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such
shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever
comprehends." William Shakespeare's A Midsummers Night's Dream shows
how childishly foolish lovers can be.