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  • Love With Bottom In The Play
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    Fuzzy Pathetic Loving "Ass" A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, is a classic play that has been retold in many ways. The most recent version of this romantic comedy was done by Michael Hoffman in 1999. This portrayal follows very closely to the original play. Very few lines are taken out, and the characters stay very true to the assumed original idea. The one main difference in the original play and this movie is the depiction of the character Nick Bottom the weaver. The original ...
  • Puck's Use Of Magic Creates Humor
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    The use and misuse of magic has an important role in A Midsummer Night's Dream. As a reoccurring theme, Puck's use of magic creates humor, conflict and balance in the play. The magic of Puck changes the head of Bottom into that of a donkey. Puck's own use magic adds more humor to the already comical and over-confident character of Bottom. Puck's magic also creates a great deal of humor in the dealings of Bottom and Titania. The contrasted humor is clearly shown as Titania weaves flowers into the...
  • Love With Bottom And His Ass Head
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    'why do they run away? This is a knavery of them to make me afeard. ' (3.1. 99) This is a quote from the Shakespearean play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream. ' In this quote, the speaker, bottom, is wondering why everyone is afraid of him. He doesn't realize that as a practical joke, a trickster Puck, has put an ass head on his shoulders as a joke. This makes all of his companions afraid of him so that they run away. This is an example of the comedy involved in this play. This essay will show you that...
  • Characters Of Puck And Nick Bottom
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed comical plays (Berardinelli). The play transformed into a cinematic production by Michael Hoffman has not changed in its basic plot and dialogue, but the setting and some character traits have. The play setting has been gracefully moved from 16th century Greece to 19th century Tuscany (Berardinelli). The addition of bicycles to the play affects the characters in that they no longer have to chase each other ar...
  • Quotation 3
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    A Mid Summer Night's Dream Essay, Research Mid Summer Night's Dream Quotation #1: From this paragraph, we are able to gain a sense of Theseus? character. We find, in this passage of text, that Theseus? is, by all means, a joyful person.? Go, Philostrate, Stir up the Athenian youth to merriment's; He wants Philostrate to go and make sure that the young of Athens are joyful at the nuptial hour. Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth: He wants to make sure that the lice and happy people, the one...
  • Ass Bottom
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    Shakespeare and Hoffman: A man of words and a man of vision Michael Hoffman's 1999 adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream received more acclaim then most adaptations previous to it. The well-known cast of actors, as well as the incredible visual effects used are the two most likely reasons for the film's appeal to the masses. Even though the film's casting and special effects brought people into the theaters to see the film, it isn't what kept them there. Instead, fans and...
  • Midsummer's Night Dream A
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    A Midsummer's Night Dream A Midsummer's Night Dream Essay, Research Paper Magic, the supernatural or unexplained, serves as an aid in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. For example, since Oberon uses a supernatural flower, and in his description of it to Puck he noted it's magical function, The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid / Will make a man or woman madly dote / Upon the next live creatures it sees (Act II Scene i), he wins Titania's favor. Even though Oberon himself is on...

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