A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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Why did Hermia and Helena quarrel in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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The answer to this question depends on which part of the play you are referencing.

At the beginning of the text, Helena reveals that she is in love with a man named Demetrius who is romantically interested in Helena’s friend Hermia.

Hermia, however, is in love with another man named Lysander, although her father has arranged her marriage to Demetrius. While this does not necessarily constitute a quarrel, there is an underlying conflict between the two women, since one of them is left alone without a...

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