Merchant of Venice study guide

Orpheus Mythological musician who represents the power of music
Portia dompares a “good deed in a naughty world” to The light of a candle in the darkness
Cressid Betrayed Troilus when me moved to the Greek camp during the Trojan war
Pyramus Killed himself when thought the lion killed thisbe
Dido Queen of Carthage, loved Aenas,Nwade abandoned by Aenas
Music of spheres Created by planets and stars moving, can’t be heard by humans because of Adam and Eve
The play ends with Bassanio’s declaration of loyalty and fidelity to Portia
Epistrophe at the end of Act 5 Ring
“The villainy you teach me I will execute” Shylock
“She is damned for it” Shylock
“O these naughty times/Put bars between owners and their rights” Portia
“O happy torment when my torturer/Doth teach me answers for deliverance” Bassanio
“There is no vice so simple but assumes/Some make of virtue on his outward parts” Bassanio
“Though for myself alone/ I would not be ambitious in my wish/ To wish myself much better, yet for you/ I would be trebled twenty times myself” Portia
“Never did I know/ A creature that did bear the shape of man” Salerio
” We shall ne’er win at that sport and stake down” Gratiano
“Since I am a dog beware my fangs” Shylock
“I have within my mind a thousand raw tricks of these bragging jacks” Portia
“In sooth I know not why I am so sad” Antonio
“You have too much respect upon the world/ They lose it that do buy it with much care” Gratiano
“Why should a man who’s blood is warm within sit like his grandkids cut in alabaster” Gratiano
“Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing” Bassanio
“My purse, my person…” Antonio
“For aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit..” Nerissa
“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do..” Portia
“I can easier teach 20 what were good to be done that to be one of the 20 to follow mine own teaching” Portia
“God made him and therefore let him pass for a man” Portia
“Three thousand ducats well” Shylock
“I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him” Shylock
“The devil can cite scripture for his purpose” Antonio
“I do oppose my patience to his fury…” Antonio
“For affection masters oft passions, sways it to the mood…” Shylock
“Not only on thy sole but on thy soul..” Gratiano
“And earthly power doth then show likest God’s when mercy seasons justice” Portia
“To do a great right, do a little wrong” Bassanio
“There is no power in the tongue of man/ to alter me” Shylock
“These be the Christian husbands” Shylock
“Thou shalt have more justice than thou desirst” Portia
Who is the most gentle Christian to Shylock in the trial Antonio
“Let his deservings and my love withal/Be valued gainst your wife’s commandment” Antonio
“We’ll outface them and out swear them too” Portia
What does Shylock point out about the Christians to justify his own evil Slavery
“love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that they themselves commit” Jessica
“Did I deserve no more than a fools head?” Eragon
“O these deliberate fools, when they do choose…” Portia
“All things that are /are with more spirit chased than enjoyed” Gratiano
“Fast bind, fast find…” Shylock
“My masters a very Jew..” Lancelot