Character Sketch Of Portia Essays and Term Papers

  • Portia

    Nerissa is Portia's woman in waiting (read: her sidekick). At the beginning of the play, she acts as a sounding board to Portia. She listens to Portia complain about her life and the unfairness of the casket contest and tells her to suck it up and be glad her father was wise enough to plan for his daughter's...

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  • Hahahahha

    words] 6. Write the Summary of the poem, “ The Louse and the Mosquito.” [ 100 words] 7. Character sketch of the ‘the Louse’ and ‘the Mosquito’ [ 150 words] 8. Character sketch of “The king” and “The Little Prince” [150 words] 9. Imagine yourself as the little prince and give...

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  • Character Sketch of Characters from the Merchant of Venice

    Q 1. Sketch the character of Shylock. Lord Lyttelton finds Shakespeare a dramatic genius par excellence. “He (Shakespeare) painted all chara cters, from kings down to peasants with equal truth and equal force”. “The Merchant Of Venice” shows that he is an astonishing artist and his deep insight into...

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  • Merchant of Venice Extract 1

    early Shakespearean comedy and as one of the Shakespeare’s problem plays. Scene 1 introduces one of the major plot points as well as several key characters. When Antonio, Solanio and Salarino enter at the beginning of the play, they are in the middle of the discussion about why Antonio is so sad. This...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    elements we typically find in tragedies. (Shylock's desire for a pound of flesh is pretty intense and the way Shylock is treated by the Christian characters is quite tragic.) “Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught...

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  • Term Papers

    marks SECTION-A I a) Answer any ONE of the following in about 50 words: (Short answer questions from prose text) 1x4 = 4 marks i. Attempt a character Sketch of Mr. John. ii. What kind of America does king envisage in his speech ? I Have a Dream?? iii. How is progress defined in the essay prescribed...

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  • Term Papers

    marks SECTION-A I a) Answer any ONE of the following in about 50 words: (Short answer questions from prose text) 1x4 = 4 marks i. Attempt a character Sketch of Mr. John. ii. What kind of America does king envisage in his speech “ I Have a Dream”? iii. How is progress defined in the essay prescribed...

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  • class x english

    ................................................................ 57  Character List .................................................................................................................................. 57  Character Analysis ...............................................................

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  • English Authors and Their Books

    from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra. Although the title is Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is not the most visible character in its action; he appears in only five scenes: the third in which the beginning of the third act shows his death; the fourth where his corpse is displayed...

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  • General Sketch of Macbeth's Act I, Scene Vii

    ORAL REPORTS. GENERAL SKETCH OF ‘MACBETH’. ACT I, SCENE VII. 1. Situation of the Scene. 2. The Actions involved. 3. The Language of the Scene. 4. Main Topics dealt on the Scene and on the Play. 5. Characterisation. 5.1. On The Whole Play. 5.2. On The Scene. 6. The Working of the...

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  • Drag Queens/Kings Notes

    wears full-plate armor in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Intentionally or not, this disguises them as men, and they are taken as such by other characters. In Orlando Furioso, Fiordespina falls in love with Bradamante; her brother Ricciardetto disguises himself as his sister, dressing as a woman, persuades...

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  • Whether Portia Is on Stage or Not She Is Central to Every Important Action in the Play. How Far Do You Agree - Provide Detailed Reasons to Support Your Argument.

    Portia, the most important, wealthy and intelligent figure in The Merchant of Venice, has been a great topic of discussion over the past few hundred years. Was she meant to be as important as we see her now? Why did Shakespeare make her such an important character in the play? One of the most important...

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  • Shakespeare and Similarity of Gender Roles

    and females similar characteristic traits within his plays. This can best be proven using the comparison of Portia from the "Merchant of Venice" to King Henry from "Henry V". These two characters, barring gender, show common traits throughout both of these plays. They are also set into similar situations...

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  • Merchant of Venice Glossary and Character Sketch

    years of life as there are grains in a handful of sand 16. Diana—goddess of chastity Character Report—Nerissa What does your character want in this scene? Nerissa wants to know whether Portia has feelings for any of her suitors and whether she will consider disobeying her father’s will...

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  • Merchant of Venice and Portia

    Portia’s True Character In this play of deceptive appearances, is Portia suspect of not being altogether what she appears to be? Critics have debated this question over the centuries-some with greater enthusiasm than others. One such critic is Anna Jameson. Jameson’ allegations are valid concerning...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    Shylock and Portia. Throughout the story, the characters of Shylock and Portia are the ones who raise many significant matters to do with Venetian society and even our society today. Shylock’s experiences in the story bring up topics of racism and revenge, while through the character of Portia, issues such...

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  • Shakespeare the Merchant of Venice vs the Film Adaptation

    Merchant of Venice 2 Understanding the characters in The Merchant of Venice 4 The character of Antonio; The Merchant 4 The charge of homosexuality within The Merchant of Venice 6 Characteristics of Shylock the Jew 6 Shakespeare’s Women: Portia 8 Gender and gender relationships...

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  • Julia Caesar?

    very few female characters. Contrary belief states that Julius Caesar was akin to all other Shakespearean plays in that it should be known as a play without women. However, Julius Caesar cannot be considered a play without women because the two women roles in the play, Calphurnia and Portia, provide suspense...

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  • The Merchant of Venice

    The major themes communicated throughout The Merchant of Venice are love and hatred which are portrayed by the four main characters including Shylock, Antonio, Bassanio and Portia. These themes are further conveyed through characterisation, development of plot, language use, specifically the use of soliloquy...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    Thesis 5 Chapter II – Body A. Plot Details 6 Commentary 6 Reaction 7 B. Character Details 7 Commentary 9 Reaction 9 Chapter III – Conclusion Expert Analysis 11 Personal...

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