The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition argues that “we are invited at once to join in the mockery of the inept performers and to distance ourselves from the mockers” (see page 841).
Drawing on both the introductory material and the text, make an argument (900-1,200 words) for why we laugh “at” the “mechanicals” rather than “with” them.
1. Be certain to craft an argument that you will then prove with your writing, avoiding unnecessary summary.
2. Be certain to provide specific evidence from the play and from the introductory material.
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