A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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In act 3, Bottom says, "Reason and love keep little company together nowadays." How would I write a well-written paragraph explaining what Bottom meant by this and how Shakespeare showed that it was...

In act 3, Bottom says, "Reason and love keep little company together nowadays." How would I write a well-written paragraph explaining what Bottom meant by this and how Shakespeare showed that it was true in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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In a paragraph explaining what Bottom meant, you would first have to create a topic sentence. A topic sentence is always the first sentence in a paragraph, and it generally works as a miniature thesis statement. It lays out what you will be examining within the paragraph. So you'd start out by saying in one sentence what Bottom means by this statement without going into too much detail (essentially, that love makes people act in foolish ways, and this theme is reflected in the outlandish behavior of several characters in the story).

The following sentences would pull specific examples that illustrate the "love is madness" idea that...

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