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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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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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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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Merchant of Venice Content Quiz

When was William Shakespeare around? 1564-1616 When did Shakespeare write the Merchant of Venice? 1598 What does the Renaissance mean and what are some details about it? “rebirth”; rebirth of classical ideas (Greek/Roman); lasted from about 1300s-1600s and started in…

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The Merchant of Venice Act II

1. What does the first three lines of this scene tell us about the mental models of Shakespeare’s audience? Misconceptions (“racism”) towards people with a “dark complexion”; the prince asks people to forgo these sentiments. People during Elizabethan times would…

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