Lysander and Hermia are lovers that are not able to marry

Lysander and Hermia are lovers that are not able to marry. Instead she is given three choices, become a nun, marry Demetrius, or be put to death. The lovers could not let anything tear them apart so they came up with a plan to escape the duke’s rule where they could be together. Before this plan to runaway was brought up, Lysander makes a statement to Hermia. He tells her, “The course of true love never did run smooth” (Act 1 Scene 1). The quote has meaning beyond just the words of the play.
At any age, love isn’t completely easy. Love takes work and change for a healthy relationship. We all know “”It’s easy to be committed to your relationship when it’s going well”” but working through hard times or obstacles is what builds a healthy relationship (Wolpert). Love is working through the hard times to create good ones. Lysander says the line at the beginning of the play, proving that relationships are bumpy. He loves Hermia but is blinded by love juice and is forced to love Helina. This is an example of an obstacle true love has to face. Afterwards, both couples were able to marry and love each other freely without punishment.
There are no perfect love stories. Not only does Lysander and Hermia’s relationship have bumps but every relationship in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There Are troubles in lysander and hermias relationship because of athenian law. She wishes to marry lysander so the two try and work around the obstacle in their way. Demetrius and Hermia’s love was at a time one-sided. Only helena loved Demetrious but he did not love her back until he was under the spell of the love juice. Titania and Bottom fell in love for the wrong reasons and had a short relationship. They were not able to continue after Oberon made Titania love him again.