A Midsummer Night’s Dream Day Three Slide Show ENGL 305 Dr. Fike. Outline. Business: Reminder that your paper proposal is due next time. Return to the passages from day two Bottom’s name The play’s title: Whose dream is it? Elizabeth Theseus: Background Speech on the imagination
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Day Three Slide Show
--American Heritage Dictionary
Source: Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
OED, ass: Hence transf. as a term of reproach: An ignorant fellow, a perverse fool, a conceited dolt. Now disused in polite literature and speech. 1602 Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor i. i. 157, I am not altogether an asse. [Earliest usage noted is 1578.]
Source for some of the following remarks:
D’Orsay W. Pearson, “‘Unkinde’ Theseus: A Study in Renaissance Mythography.” English Literary Renaissance 4 (1974): 276-98.