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Unformatted text preview: Shakespeare shows to the reader the comedy in Bottom's character's through his behaviors. Bottom was supposed to act in the play that would be shown at Theseus and Hyppolyta's wedding; he was a terrible actor and would continuously makes mistakes while he was acting, although, he thought he was a magnificent actor. Part of the humor that Bottom adds to the story is that he didn't realize how bad of an actor he was (the play in the wedding- Pyramus and Thisbe- was ridiculous and really badly performed) and he seems to believe that everyone takes him as seriously as he does to himself. The fantasy in the play is that after a really disturbed night, everything resumes in a perfect way; all the couples come together and get married without fights or disagreements. Shakespeare uses Oberon, Titania and Puck as the characters who “linked” all the other characters, since the play features three interlocking plots (all of them connected by a celebration of Theseus and Hippolyta ’s wedding). Puck’s ’s wedding)....
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ENG 212 taught by Professor Dr. during the Spring '11 term at Mt. Olive.
- Spring '11