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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Transformation Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to MIT's online edition.

Quote #10

HERMIA
Why are you grown so rude? What change is this,
Sweet love?
LYSANDER
Thy love! Out, tawny Tartar, out!
Out, loathed med'cine! O hated potion, hence! (3.2.12)

In this play, female characters have a harder time accepting the transformation of their loved ones.  Here Hermia refuses to believe Lysander does not lover her, and earlier Helena had difficulty comprehending Demetrius's change of affections.

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