Topics: Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Portia Pages: 9 (2126 words) Published: November 3, 2013
Act 1
Scene 1
In sooth I know now why I am so sad
Why then you are in love
Fy fy
Enter bessanio
Well well leave you till dinner time
They leave
To you Antonio I owe the most in money and in love, and from your love I have a warranty to unburden all my plots and purposes how to get clear of all the debts I owe Antonio
My purse, my person, my extremest means lie all unlock’d to your occasions Bassanio
In belmont is a lady richly left and she is fair.
O my Antonio had I but the means to hold a rival place with one of them I have a mind presages me sucha thrift that I should questionless be fortunate. Antonio
Try what my credit can in Venice do.

Scene 2

Your father was ever virtuous and holy men at their death grave have good inspiration herefor the lottery that he hath devised in these three chests of gold silver and lead whereof who chooses his meaning chooses you will no doubt never be chosen by any rightly but one who you shall rightly love. But what warmth is there in your affection towards any of these princely suitars that are already come? Portia

I will describe them and according to my description level at my affection Nerissa
First there is the Neapolitan prince, and then there is the country palatine Portia
I had rather be married to a deaths head with a bone in his mouth tan to either of these. God defend me from these two! Nerissa
Do you not remember, lady, in your fathers time a venetian scholar and a soldier that came hither. Portia
Yes yes, it was bessanio!
Scene 3

Three thousand ducets, for three months, and Antonio shall become bound, well. Bessanio
Shall I know your answer?
Antonio is a good man
May I speak with Antonio?

Shylock, albeit I neither lend nor borrow by taking nor giving of excess yet to supply the ripe wants f my friend ill beak a custom. Shylock
Three thousand ducats tis a good round sum.
Fair sir, you spat on me Wednesday last you spurn’d me such a day another time you called me dog, and for these courtesies Ill lend you thus such monies. Antonio
I am likely to call thee so again, ifyou wilt lend this money lend it not as to thy friends, but lend it rather to thine enemy Shylock
Go with me to a notary, seal me there your single bond, and, in a merry sport, if you repay me not on such a day in such a place, such sums or sums as are expres’d in the condition, let the forfeit be nominated for an equal pound of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken in what part of your body pleaseth me. Bassanio

You shall not seal to such a bond for me
Why fear not man, yes shylock I will seal unto this bond

Act 3
Scene 1

Why, the end is, he hath lost a ship
I would it might prove the end of his losses
How now shylock, what news among the merchants?
You knew, none so well, of my daughters flight.
My own flesh and blood to rebel
But tell us do you hear whether Antonio have had any loss at sea? Shylock
He was wont to call me usurer, let him look to his bond
Why I am sure if he forfeit thou wilt not take his flesh, whats that good for? Shylock
If we are like you, we will resemble you, if a jew wrong a christian, what is his humility, revenge. If a christian wrong a jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example, why, REVENGE. The villainy you teach me I will execute and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

Scene 2

O love, be moderate, allay thy ecstasy I feel too much thy blessing: make it less for fear I surfeit Bassanio (open casket)
What find I here? Fair portias counterfeit what demi god hath come so near creation? THE SCROLL SAYS (he reads this)
Chane as fair, and choose as true. Since this fortune falls to you, be content and seek no new. If you be well plead with this and hold your fortune for your...
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