What is a personality trait for any character except Bottom in Act 3?I need examples but.. It has to be an example from Act 3! Thank you sooo much[:

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Bottom's foolish qualities come forth in Act III of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  For one thing, he changes his position with regard to women.  In the beginning of the act, he argues,

There are things in this comedy of Pyramust and Thisby that will never please.  First, Pyramus/mucst draw a sword to kill himself; which the ladies/cannot abide... 

Bottom changes from being one who feels ladies need to be protected to becoming the object from which a lady needs to be protected.  And, he stubbornly agrees to his change so that his friends will not know he is afraid.  Foolishly, he believes his friends are playing a joke on him and he does not want them to know this joke has succeeded.

I see their knavery.  This is to make an ass/of me; ...But I will walk up and down here, and will sing, that they shall hear I am not afraid....Who would give a bird the lie, though he /cry "cuckoo" never so? [the bird tells a man he is a cuckold and Bottom agrees to this] (121-137)

 

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