Bottom is bossy and vain, but he is valued by his friends. Who is the "Bottom" in your life? How does this person impact your life? HELP! If you could give me a couple of examples from your own...

Bottom is bossy and vain, but he is valued by his friends. Who is the "Bottom" in your life? How does this person impact your life?

HELP! If you could give me a couple of examples from your own life, I'd really appreciate it!!!

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sostrowski | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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I have a long time friend from college who is very much like a 'Bottom' to me.  She always considers herself right, and has a hard time every admitting that she's wrong or backing down from her very strong opinions.  She often times told people what to do when were at school together, and my friends and I had a hard time standing up to her since we were almost afraid to have conflicting opinions with her. 

Now, that picture might portray her as a lacking friend, but outside of her bossiness and hard-headed standing, she was still a very good friend.  She always had good life experiences to share, and seemed to be able to relate to all of us in one way or another.  When she wasn't looking to voice an opinion but instead be a friend, she was very valued by myself and our other friends. 

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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"Bottom," critics explain, refers to the bottom, or skein, around which yarn is wound. Bottom directs Quince to tell the group which play they will be performing and to tell everyone which parts they will be playing." The character of Bottom in my life would have to be my mother.  She is the "skein" which the yarn of our family had been supported by and she does indeed try to tell everyone "the parts they will be playing."  She adopted me when I was three.  In many ways she saved my life.  She has raised me, saw to it that I was taken care of in so many ways, and was responsible for me going to college and getting my degree.  I learned my work ethic from her and have spen most of my life trying to make her proud of me.  However, she is self-centered in many ways.  She has never said she was wrong in anything, even when I know she is wrong and can prove it she can turn things around so that she looks right.  She is opinionated and wants everything done her way.  her vanity is not over the top, but she is vain in many ways.  My mother has impacted my life more than anyone and now I am taking care of her, but she still has to have everything done in her way and in her time.

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