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A Midsummer Nights Dream Humour Helps Humour is often the key to any good performance In the Shakespearean play A Midsummer Nights Dream the playwright William Shakespeare utilises humour as a tool to both enlighten the viewer and to create an interesting play One very humorous character in this play is the weaver Nick Bottom One funny line that was used when an actual ass-head had been placed on him is when Bottom speaks of his friends knavery as to try to make an ass of him III i 110 Here Bottom has no idea that he has an actual ass-head on his shoulders Another display of Bottoms humorous disposition is when Bottom admits that he can gleek upon occasion III i 136 Thereby demonstrating that he can take jokes as well as give them Yet another instance where Bottom furthers his humour this time through ignorance when he proclaims What do you see You see an ass-head of your own do you III i 107 108 Here - in his ignorance of the ass-head on him he insults his friend in a very humorous manner Bottom is a very humorous character utilised to his full potential in this play A second possibly even more humorous character in this play is the fairy Puck One farcical example of Pucks sense of jocularity is when the fairy and Puck are discussing Pucks ludicrous pranks sometime for a three-foot stool mistaketh me then slip I from her and down topples she II i 52-53 Here Puck explains one of his many witty pranks Another demonstration of Pucks facetiousness is when he shows his relationship with Oberon I Puck jest to Oberon and make him smileII i 44 In this instance Puck describes his relationship with Oberon as that of a comical one almost as Oberons jester Later in the play while reporting to Oberon Puck tells the tale of his
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