helena compares herself to animals

At least twice, Helena compares herself to an animal. Once she tells Demetrius she is as "ugly as a bear" (II ii 93), and later, she fawns upon him, calling herself his spaniel (II i 203-10). There are many joinings of humans and animals in this play, and some scholars have characterised this as bestiality, arguing that this bestiality is the main theme of the play.