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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Philostrate's characterization of the Mechanicals

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How does Philostrate characterize the Mechanicals in the following lines?

Hard-handed men, that work in Athens here,
Which never labored in their minds till now;
And now have toiled their unbreathed memories
With this same play, against your nuptial.

A

As men who do physical labor and, therefore, unfit to perform tasks that require intellectual labor.

B

As men who are heavy-handed and difficult to be around; beneath the notice of Theseus and his noble guests.

C

As men who work in Athens, yes; but who aren't prone to working very much and are, therefore, totally unprepared to perform for the Duke and his guests.

D

As men who know nothing about the real tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe; so they wouldn't know how inappropriate for a nuptial the play is.

E

As good men who work hard and have prepared an interesting performance for the Duke and his guests to see.