I have given Demetrius my permission to marry my daughter, but Lysander has tricked Hermia into loving him and she will not obey me now. So, given that Hermia is my property, according to the law, I’m giving her two options: either to marry Demetrius or be killed.
Hermia, why don’t you want to marry Demetrius? After all he is an admirable man.
So is Lysander. Why can’t Egeus understand me?
Hermia, you must understand your father. You are his proporty
Your honour, what would happen if I didn’t marry Demetrius?
I’d rather be a virgin than give up my virginity to someone I don’t love!
You would either be killed or forced to become a nun. Choose carefully because you will be much happier getting married rather than staying a virgin your whole life.
Very well, you have four days to decide.
I don't know what to choose. I hate that my love life is decided by someone else!
Demetrius and Egeus, follow me. I need to talk to you privatly.
If you love Egeus so much why not marry him instead and leave Hermia to me?
Please choose me Hermia, and Lysander stop acting like she is yours because I have the right to her with her father’s permission.
Rude Lysander, it’s because I love him that I’m allowing him to marry my daughter.
Theseus, Demetrius and Egeus leave...
Great idea, Lysander. I’ll be there!
See you then.
I have an idea! Let's run away where the laws of Athens don’t apply to us anymore. Then you will be free from your father's possession. Meet me in the forest tomorrow night.