Merchant of Venice quiz Act 3-5

Why is it such a crisis for Shylock that his daughter converted and married a Christian? He’s ashamed of his daughter. Thinking of the shame she brought him(His daughter is converting to be a Christian) To Shylock Christians are his sworn enemies.
Which does Shylock miss more: Jessica or his money? • He wishes his daughter were dead with the Jewels that she stole. so he misses the money more.
Why is the loss of the ring even more agonizing to Shylock? • The wealth of the ring works on 2 levels . • Works on the level of it being expensive $. And the sentimentality of it is also very important to him.• Jessica is sneaky she is acting like her father. • Makes Jessica a very round character.
Why does Shylock insist on the punishment for forfeiting the bond? • Shylock wants revenge because Antonio believes Shylock hates him because he gives money to people who can not pay Shylock back.
Why would Portia even consider helping Antonio? • Portia decides to help Antonio because he is Bassanio’s friend which means they must be similar men. • Portia seems to value friendship in her life.
What is their actual plan? In actuality Portia and Nerissa plan to dress up like men to see if they can help Antonio. • She is going to dress up like a male lawyer to see if she can help Antonio and Bassanio.• She is going to dress up like a man and help out the situation (looks may be deceiving play a part here.
What is Antonio’s mood going into the trial? • He doesn’t feel sorry for himself and wants to take the punishment. • He does express great sorrow.
What appeals does Portia make in petitioning Shylock to have mercy? • Nobody gives mercy because he has to, people show mercy because of the benefits. • Mercy lesses twice. It blesses the person who gives and blesses the person who receives.
Why is Shylock so adamant about the law and in his refusal to grant mercy, despite the offer of double and triple repayment? What is greater than his religion and his love of money? • His word is more important and he wants to keep the contract.• Its no longer about the money or the religion its about his pride.• He says he made an oath in heaven and isn’t going to break it.
Why does Shylock refuse to get a doctor to attend to Antonio? • He wants Antonio to suffer.• Shylock specifically says its not in the contract.
How does Portia save Antonio’s life? • He is not allowed to shed an once of blood.• He cant have less or more or a pound of flesh.• Shylock is stuck with nothing.
Why does Shakespeare return us to Lorenzo and Jessica? it lightens the mood
Does this play have a “happily ever after” ending? Why or why not? What contributes to that feeling? What detracts from it? • This comedy does qualify as a comedy because all the characters are happy in the end and everyone gets what they want.• We know these characters are very deceptive with each other. • Shylock doesn’t get his happily ever after. • We feel bad for Shylock and has been a victim of some abuse through the story.
Who says “To entrap the wisest. Therefor then,thou gaudy gold, Hard food for Midas,I will none of thee. Nor none of thee,thou pale and common drudge ‘Tween man and man. But thou, thou meagre lead, Which rather threaten’st than dost promise aught, Thy paleness moves me more than eloquence and here choose I. Joy be the consequence!” Bassanio
Who says “Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” Portia
Who says “This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood. The words expressly are “a pound of flesh.” Take them thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh.” Portia

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