Bottom from the Midsummer Night's Dream

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Bottom The Weaver I find Bottom the funniest and the most memorable character in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream play. The first thing you find amusing about Bottom is his name and how he lives up to it. We first meet him in Act 1 Scene 2 where the Mechanicals have a casting of «Pyramus and Thisbe»."An I may hide my face, let me play Thisbe too. I'll speak in a monstrous little voice: 'Thisne, Thisne!'- 'Ah Pyramus, my lover dear, thy Thisbe dear and lady dear'". Further along he states: Let me play the lion too. I will roar that I will do any man's hear good to hear me. I will roar that I will make the Duke say 'Let him roar again; let him roar again'. From the quotes above we see Bottom's readyness to take on anything and play every part in the play because he believes in his 'great' acting skills. Even though he messes up his lines — 'Thisbe, the flowers of odious savours sweet' (this quote also makes him look foolish because he can't even pronounce simple word right). Instead of odious Bottom should say odours. This doesn't make Bottom a good actor, even though Bottom continually acts out the parts of the others, thinking he can act out every scene solo. Bottom is very enthusiastic and wants to be the centre of attention. He's also the most noticable character amongst the Mechanicals. Mainly because he seems to be constantly talking. Bottom is a complete extraovert, bossy, energetic and quite annoying. 'Now, name the rest of the players', 'First, good Peter Quince, say what the play treats on, then read the names of the actors; and so grow to the point', 'You were best to call them generally, man by man, according to the strip' — he tells the director (Peter Quince) what to do. At first the reader might dislike Bottom because of his sefishness but as his behaviour makes him shown as an idiot the weaver becomes our favourite comical figure in
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