Dear Agony Aunt

Dear Agony Aunt, I am really in love with this guy from Athens but he doesn’t love me. We used to go out a while ago but now he is in love with my best friend. I tell him how much I still love him but it only seems to make him angry. What should I do to get his attention? Helena x


  1. Just be yourself around him and sooner or later he will see how lovely you really are and he will love you again! xx (Abi)

  2. Dear Helena,
    You have my sympathy it is hard when you love a man but no matter how much you try to win his attention, but ignores you.
    My best advice is you mustn't tell him that you love him all the time. Act like you are his friend and not his crazy lover. Try and be a bit cool around him. (by Anon.)

  3. I think that you should give him a chance to be free and give him space to let out his feelings. Please reply.
    Peace. kevin.e.b.

  4. Although it may be painful, I have a feeling it will all work out in the end, so keep going! Just don't be too forward, otherwise he might get a bit annoyed. (by Anon.)

  5. You should back off for a while and try not to dote on him as much. He will soon realise that he loves you and you will be together. Try not to push him, give him some time to figure things out. Your Agony Aunt(Becki)

  6. I think you should leave the guy alone for a while. Let him think about the choices he is making. Do you love him truly or can you get over your last relationship with him? If you think this isn't such a great idea teach him a lesson play hard to get by changing your sense of style. Hopefully soon he will realise that your the one for him. Write back if this advice doesn't help out. Yours sincerly
    Anonymous Person

  7. You've tried telling him how you feel and that has not really worked, you don't want to come across as annoying. Talk to your best friend about how you feel for this guy and act yourself. If this guy fell in love with you once he will again just give him time. Your Agony Aunt x

  8. Find someone new and try to make him jealous, he will see what he's missing. (by Anon.)

  9. I think you should accept that Demetrius is destined to be with Helena, it's best that you leave now with dignity, go home and gorge on ice cream.
    :) From the unkown spirit walker.

  10. I think you should go straight up to him and ask him will you marry me? (by Anon.)

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I see you all are bent / To set against me for your merriment.


Relationship Status:

Loves Demetrius


I am Helena, a young Athenian woman who is in love with Demetrius, a man I have a history with. However, Demetrius is in love with my friend Hermia and so scorns my affections towards him. I am envious of Hermia and the love Demetrius has for her and so I continue to pursue him, even following him into the forest. I have little self confidence and therefore when both Lysander and Demetrius show their affection for me, I believe they are just mocking me and I blame Hermia for this sudden change of circumstance. Fortunately, Lysander gets his senses back and I am left with the love of Demetrius which I have so long desired.



Doting on Demetrius



Hermia and Lysander

Also Called:

  • ‘fair Helena’ (Hermia. 1.1.180)
  • ‘sweet playfellow’ (Hermia. 1.1.220)
  • ‘nymph’ (Oberon. 2.1.245)
  • ‘a sweet Athenian lady’ (Oberon. 2.1.260)

O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall

  1. (2.1.199-201) Do I entice you? Do I speak you fair? / Or rather do I not in plainest truth / Tell you I do not, nor I cannot love you?

  2. (2.2.109-11) And run through fire I will for thy sweet sake! / Transparent Helena! Nature shows art, / That through thy bosom makes me see thy heart.

  3. (3.2.96-7) All fancy-sick she is, and pale of cheer / With sighs of love, that costs the fresh blood dear.

  4. (3.2.282-84) You juggler! You canker-blossom! / You thief of love! What, have you come by night / And Stolen my love’s heart from him?


  1. Clip 1

    Carlyss Peer discusses her initial impressions of Helena. > Play
  2. Clip 2

    In conversation with the Lovers: Carlyss (Helena) and Peter (Lysander). > Play
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