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And, though she be but little, she is fierce.
 William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

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1601
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English
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 2
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Written between 1590 and 1597 Helena line
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Kwize Master As Helena and Hermia are fighting, Helena concedes that despite her small size, Hermia shows a fierce temperament. This remark is clumsy, because if it can be interpreted as a compliment, Hermia takes it very badly by considering that Helena mocks her height and therefore insults her.
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