Merchant of Venice Essay Planning Sheet

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Topic| TRUE LOVE|
Thesis(What you wish to say about the topic)| IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, LOVE IS ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BETRAYAL AND IS NOT IN ITS TRUE FORM. | First proof of thesis(This would be your topic sentence for body paragraph One, thus what you are going to prove in your first body paragraph)| PORTIA AND BASSANIO APPARENTLY “LOVE” EACH OTHER, BUT THEY BOTH SHOW THAT LOVE IS NOT THE TOP PRIORITY. | Second proof of thesis(Topic sentence for body paragraph #2)| SHYLOCK IS OFTEN SEEN DISPLAYING HIS NATURAL LOVE FOR HIS DAUGHTER JESSICA WITH HURT BECAUSE OF HER BETRAYAL. SHE ALSO CRITISIZES HER FATHER AND HIS LIFESTYLE, DESPITE LOVING HIM.| Third proof of thesis(Topic sentence for body paragraph #3)| REGARDLESS OF THE FACT THAT LANCELOT AND JESSICA “TRULY LOVE” EACH OTHER, THEIR LOVE HAS MANY OBSTACLES AND HIDDEN DIFFICULTIES. | Quotations for body paragraph 1| Page|

1)PORTIAYes, yes, it was Bassanio; as I think, he was so called.NERISSATrue, madam: he, of all the men that ever my foolish eyes looked upon, was the best deserving a fair lady.PORTIAI remember him well, and I remember him worthy of thy praise.(PORTIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IS TALKING ABOUT BASSANIO, AND RATHER THAN STATING IT AS A WOMAN IN LOVE SHE SAYS IT IN A ‘OH YES HIM’ KIND OF WAY)| 1.2.13| 2) PORTIAI pray you, tarry: pause a day or two

Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong,
I lose your company: therefore forbear awhile.
There's something tells me, but it is not love,
I would not lose you; and you know yourself,
Hate counsels not in such a quality.
But lest you should not understand me well,--
And yet a maiden hath no tongue but thought,--
I would detain you here some month or two
Before you venture for me. I could teach you
How to choose right, but I am then forsworn;
So will I never be: so may you miss me;
But if you do, you'll make me wish a sin,
That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes,
They have o'erlook'd me and divided...
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