Literature: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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i'm studying A Midsummer Night's Dream, and i am a bit confused about the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. Please help!

In act 1 scene 1, Theseus said "Hippolyta, i wooed thee with my sword and won thy love doing thee injuries". The modern translation of that would be "Hippolyta, I wooed you with violence, using my sword, and got you to fall in love with me by injuring you." Well that doesn't exactly make sense to me... How is Theseus able to make Hippolyta fall in love with him by hurting and injuring her?? Is Hippolyta forced to marry Theseus? Before the play began, Hippolyta and Theseus were enemies, if i'm not wrong, and they fought each other. So, how did they fall in love with each other, and decide to marry each other at the start of the play?

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