A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The 4 Teen Lovers are FoolsIn Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” the mortal teenage
characters fall in love foolishly, and the character Bottom states, “O
what fools these mortals be”. They are foolish because they act like
children. Although Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena appear
grown-up, when they are in love they act foolishly. The four teenage
lovers are fools.