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If you wanted to marry the one you love but your dad wont let you howwould you feel In the story of Midsummer nights dream Hermia is inlove with Lysander but her father doesnt approve of it he wants theDemetrius for her She of course refuses so her father talks to the kingsince theyre good friends and he convinces him in making a law thatwill prohibit them from getting married I think that Egeus is not doingthe right thing because if he really loved his daughter he would wanther to be happy Everyone has the right to fall in love but falling inlove isnt selected it just happensEgeus is good friends with the king He convinces him to make a new alaw which will prohibit Hermia from marrying Lysander Now shesforbidden to marry her true love Lysander That does not sound fairBesides that its not like by law her parents have to choose her groomor vice versa She had every right to marry Lysander and for her fatherto go behind her back and establish a law with the king that is notrightNow lets look at it from a different perspective Egeus used to be ayoung man like Lysander he knows his intentions Hes been throughmarriage hes been through it all actually Egeus looks at marriage inthe long run point of view He likes Demetrius for Hermia he knows thatDemetrius is a good guy For some reason he just perfers him ratherthan LysanderI think that Egeu does not know Lysander enough to say that he shouldnot marry Hermia I dont think he evn knows Demetrius enough to sayhes the best one for Hermia Of course in the end it will be Hermiasdecision but if she marries Lysander then she riks being thrown intojail and her having her father never speak to her ever again Or shecan marry Demetrius and not be as happy as she could be for the rest ofher lifeSometimes parents can cross
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