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The Underpinning of Demetrius Thesis A Midsummer Nights Dream character Demetrius is very difficult to identify except by his relation to the one he loves or more particularly to the one who loves him Helenas ridiculous chasing after him and his irritation with her are the primary marks of his character While in this uncharmed state he even begins to threaten Helena with bodily harm coming off as not quite the gracious courtly lover he truly means to be Its simple to discover his unchivalrous character by how easily his eye was distracted from Helena by Hermia in the beginning He could be a gentle loving man if he truly desired but he takes satisfaction being put in his place by others In the end still under the spell of fairy magic and therefore not seeing with true eyes he seems a bit imbecilic laughing at the acted lovers in the play He doesnt realize it but he is in a play of his own Likewise as with the other characters what happens to him is far more interesting than the sort of character he is IDemetrius unwelcome deceit and
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