Why did Lysander want to go to his aunt's house in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream?
Lysander and Hermia had been told by Theseus that they are forbidden to marry each other because Egeus, Hermia's father, has decided she must marry Demetrius.
Hermia is in love with Lysander, but under Athenian law her desires do not matter. A daughter is under the complete control of her father and must marry the man he chooses for her. Although Hermia pleads with Theseus a few days before his own marriage to see it her way, he will have none of it. He...
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