What are some of Bottom's personality traits that we see in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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The personality traits, or character traits, of a character are all part of an author's characterization. We can analyze characterization and learn about personality traits by looking at things the character says and does. We can also learn about personality traits through analyzing other characters' responses to the character in question.

One thing we know about Bottom is that he thinks very highly of himself; we can even call him arrogant. What's more, he has very little reason to think so highly of himself; hence, his foolish arrogance is a key reason why Puck decides to give him a donkey's head. The donkey's head represents Bottom's stubborn, foolish, and arrogant personality. We especially see Bottom's arrogant personality when he keeps demanding that he be allowed to...

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