If then true lovers have been ever cross’d,
It stands as an edict in destiny.
– William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 1. The rebellious Hermia is a young woman with a will and mind of her own. She is determined to prove to her father that love will win out against him and his demands. If true lovers are always twarted, then destiny says that their twarted love must be true, she tells Lysander.