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a19360 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM via web

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What do you think of Nick Bottom?

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted March 2, 2012 at 3:14 PM (Answer #2)

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A hilarious, courageous yet naive fool. He's an important part of the plot, being Titania's temporary boyfriend and the 'overactor' of the group of workmen! He's a pretty funny guy! :)

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:38 AM (Answer #3)

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Bottom is a buffoon, but he is also touching. He does not seem cruel or rude. He is funny mostly because he is sweet. I think he does not really fit into the mechanicals in that way. He is more sensitive. He does just go with the flow, but he is also reflective.
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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM (Answer #4)

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He's trying so hard to put it all together and bring a refined performance out of a group of actors that haven't got a chance of doing anything serious with any degree of class. Obviously, the role was written with the intent of making him comic relief, but there is still a very earnest and good core in his character's soul.

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