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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Characterization Differences

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HERMIA: Take comfort: he no more shall see my face;
Lysander and myself will fly this place.
Before the time I did Lysander see,
Seem'd Athens as a paradise to me:
O, then, what graces in my love do dwell,
That he hath turn'd a heaven unto a hell!

BOTTOM: That will ask some tears in the true performing of it:
if I do it, let the audience look to their eyes;
I will move storms, I will condole in some measure.
To the rest: yet my chief humour is for a tyrant:
I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat in, to make all split….
This was lofty! Now name the rest of the players.
This is Ercles' vein, a tyrant's vein; a lover is more condoling.

Examine the following quotes from Act I, Scenes 1 and 2.

In what way do the social classes presented in the quotes differ?

A

Scene 1 characters speak in prose and use an extensive vocabulary whereas Scene 2 characters speak in iambic pentameter and use a variety of poetic techniques.

B

Scene 1 characters speak in iambic pentameter that is riddled with verbal blunders whereas Scene 2 characters speak.

C

Scene 1 characters speak in prose and use a variety of poetic techniques whereas Scene 2 characters speak in prose that is riddled with verbal blunders.

D

Scene 1 characters speak in iambic pentameter sometimes rhymed and blank verse and use a variety of poetic techniques whereas Scene 2 characters speak in prose that is riddled with verbal blunders.

E

Scene 1 characters speak in iambic pentameter sometimes rhymed and blank verse and use a variety of poetic techniques whereas Scene 2 characters iambic pentameter sometimes rhymed and blank verse that is riddled with verbal blunders.