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Part of our Shakespeare's Heroines collection, this unisex t-shirt takes inspiration from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in which Helena describes Hermia - 'And though she be but little, she is fierce.'
Screen-printed in the UK, with an inspiring sentiment, this t-shirt is a perfect gift for a fierce friend.
It's worth noting that Helena intended this to be an insult to Hermia and Hermia's reaction is not a positive one - "Little’ again? Nothing but ‘low’ and ‘little’!– / Why will you suffer her to flout me thus? / Let me come to her.” Despite Hermia's rejection of this remark, we do see examples of her boldness and defiance throughout the play with her refusing to obey the patriarchal expectations of her father and other male figures. In a modern context, 'little but fierce' is almost certainly seen as a compliment!
The t-shirt has a relaxed fit and comes in a soft grey colour in a mix of cotton and polyester.
All t-shirts are a loose unisex fit. It is recommended to size up or down depending on how fitted or oversized you would like the t-shirt.
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We are a small, family run gift brand with a passion for books. We strive to bring a range of unique literary gifts for book lovers, gorgeous gift ideas for readers, writers and literature fans.