Hermia and Helena



Hermia and HelenaImage is of two girls Hermia and Helena from William Shakespeares A                        Midsummer Nights Dream sitting on a bench indoors Both girls are wearing                        identical expressions and looking straight ahead They each have dark hair                        secured by a hair band Both girls are wearing dark dresses with detailing                        around the sleeves The girl on the right is wearing a necklace with a cross                        she has needlework in her left hand In her right hand is a needle Her knees                        are tucked up toward her poking out from the hemline of her dress The girl                        on the left is holding a needle in her right hand as well She is wearing a                        double string of beads around her neck Wood panelling takes up much of the                        background Just above the wood panelling immediately behind the girls is a                        tapestry with the name and picture of three star signs Aries Taurus and                        Gemini The girls are sitting on a cushioned bench Underneath this cushion is                        a skipping rope with wooden handles A small box is ajar on the patterned                        carpet in front of the bench a pair of scissors and some fabric poke out                        Propped up against the wall is a dark feather duster The image is vertically                        displayed



MLA citation: Gere, C. M. "Hermia and Helena." The Yellow Book 9 (April 1896): 140. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2013. Web. [Date of access]. http://1890s.ca/HTML.aspx?s=YBV9_gere_hermia.html