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The Merchant of Venice Flashcards

The Merchant of Venice Caskets

Which casket says “Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire” on the outside, and “All that glisters [glitters] is not gold […]” on the inside? The Gold Casket Which casket says “Who chooseth me shall get as much…

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Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice … Shylock Shylock is presented in the play as a quite a stereotypical Jew from the Elizabethan context. As a greedy, selfish, merciless usurer, that was commonly hated and scored upon in the Elizabethan time. But Shakespeare…

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Merchant of Venice

Antonio a merchant of Venice in a melancholic mood Bassanio Antonio’s friend; suitor to Portia; later the husband of Portia Gratiano friend of Antonio and Bassanio; in love with Nerissa; later the husband of Nerissa Lorenzo friend of Antonio and…

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Merchant of Venice Act 2

What is the final condition stipulated in Portia’s father’s will regarding the contest of thecaskets? What is the dramatic or narrative purpose of introducing such a condition? If a suitor decides to play the lottery of chests and chooses the…

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The Merchant of Venice

What are the two reasons suggested for Antonio’s sadness? his boats are all out and he is worried because he doesn’t know where they arehe is in love Why do Solanio and Salerio leave when Bassanio and company enter? Bassanio,…

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