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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Characterization of Bottom

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Bottom is characterized as a buffoon in Scene 2.

Which of his actions in the scene does NOT support that characterization?

A

Bottom’s eagerness to play many of the roles in the play, including Thisby and the lion.

B

Bottom’s consistent misuse of language, such as when he states they will meet to rehearse “obscenely and courageously”.

C

Bottom’s fantastic idea that he alone could perform the entire play.

D

Bottom’s grandiose speeches about how he can play contrasting roles better than anyone.

E

Bottom’s pompous speech about his superior acting abilities, such as his description of how the audience will need “to look to their eyes” when he plays Pyramus because he will move them to tears.