When readers meet Hermia for the first time, she seems to be the typical girl who falls in love against the wishes of her father. From the beginning of the novel, readers see that Hermia is so devoted to her loving Lysander. It is also shown that she doesn’t like when she is forced to do something that she doesn’t want to do. Hermia has to wish to marry Demetrius even in spite of the fact that her father wants her to do it. That is why reading just a few episodes of the book, we see how Hermia is adamant and in love.
Before describing her inner world, I would like to pay attention to Hermia’s appearance. The girl is the daughter of Egeus and she is described as a tiny young woman with a dark completion. In this writing, Hermia is often mocked for this especially by Helena. There are so many lines in ‘The Midsummer Night's Dream’ which demonstrate that Hermia is aware of the lack of height and it seems to be that is causes her a bit of pain. Of course, Helena is taller than Hermia, and even she admits that the young woman had a lovely voice and sparkling eyes.
The author shows from the first few scenes that Hermia is too upset and all her attention is attracted to what she wants. Lysander is everything that she needs. That is why we can give such description to her as a faithful young woman. It is shown everywhere. Even when her father tells her what to do and wants her to forget Lysander, Hermia doesn’t doubt any moment in her clear love to him.
Throughout the whole story, emotions of Hermia were kind of tossed and once she even said “Am I not Hermia? Are you not Lysander?” The author uses this method to demonstrate that Hermia is a little bit confused and even have hurt feelings when we cast aside. As for me, I think that this is the moment when Hermia lost a part of herself, the part of her personality. The young woman had put the part of her individuality in the inner world of Lysander, but he has just brushed it away. The only thing could save her. It means that when Lysander came back to her than Hermia could become herself again. In this episode, the readers see that the main female character has entrusted herself in her loved man Lysander and she had no doubt that he also loved her. So as a conclusion, we can see that the author shows us Hermia as a loving young woman who loves Lysander more than everything in this world. She loves him even against the wish of her father and does nothing to make better her relationship with the family.
When readers meet Hermia for the first time, she seems to be the typical girl who falls in love against the wishes of her father. From the beginning of the novel, readers see that Hermia is so devoted to her loving Lysander. It is also shown that she doesn’t like when she is forced to do something that she doesn’t want to do.