The Relationship Between Bassanio And Portia In The Merchant Of Venice Essays and Term Papers

  • The Merchant of Venice: the Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio

    The Merchant of Venice: The Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio Antonio, the protagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come up on a hypothesis that Antonio is gay and Bassanio is a bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. Bassanio...

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  • The Homosexual Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio in William Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice

    The Homosexual Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice Tsun-Hsien Tsai Sophomore Student, Department of English National Changhua University of Education There are many pairs of male adults with honorable masculine friendships appearing in William...

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  • Merchant of Venice Portia Analysis

    her) God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man. In truth, I know it is a sin to be a mocker: but,... I had it of him: pardon me, Bassanio; For, by this ring, the doctor lay with me. Loyal she wants to marry with whom she likes, but even so follows her dead father’s will “Oh...

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  • The Merchant of Venice: Analysis of Portia

    Character Name: Portia Character Traits: Loyal “Oh, me, the word ‘choose’! I may neither choose who I would nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard, Nerissa, that I cannot choose one nor refuse none? (Act 1 Scene 2 lines...

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  • Portia(Merchant of Venice)

    Portia is the heroine of he play. She is a beautiful and rich lady who is living on the will of her dead father, the person who wanted to marry her have to try his luck to choose one of the three caskets and in one casket is a portrait of Portia and if the suitors fail he cannot marry a woman in his...

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  • Merchant of Venice: Portia Essay

    The Merchant of Venice is a play set in a very male and Christian dominated society where other religions and women rights weren’t very well accepted by the community. However Portia, a rich woman who had previously been controlled by men, triumphs as she manipulates tricks and saves the lives of the...

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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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  • Portia (Merchant of Venice) Feature Article

    gets down and Dirty in Venice Portia, Lady from Belmont, always seemed like a sweet girl, always behaved the way her father wanted her too. Obviously her father’s death has caused some changes as recently Portia has taken some extreme risks to save her love Bassanio. Bassanio is Portia’s most recent...

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  • The Merchant of Venice: Shylock vs. Portia

    Shylock vs. Portia In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, a Christian merchant, Antonio, is forced to take a loan from a bitter Jew, Shylock, and when it is not repaid, Shylock has the right to take one pound of his flesh, but instead winds up being publicly disgraced by Portia, a wealthy heiress...

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  • The Merchant of Venice: Portia Saves the Day

    After reading The Merchant of Venice, one may think that Antonio or even Bassanio is the hero. While that may be true, there is a possibility that there is no hero. There is a heroine. Portia is not expected in the beginning to emerge as a heroine or even as a major character. She is merely a background...

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  • Merchant of Venice Shylock and Antonio Relationship

    Jewish and the food would not be kosher (Jews don't eat pork) however, it is seen as a social slight to not even come and be present. The relationship between Antonio and Shylock stretches beyond Act I, but if we limit ourselves to that act, we see the following: Antonio needs Shylock, and, to a lesser...

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  • The Merchant of Venice Father-Daughter Relationships

    The play ‘The Merchant of Venice’, by William Shakespeare, shows two different father-daughter relationships. The relationships are between Portia and her recently diseased father, the other involving Jessica and Shylock, a Jewish money lender. The first relationship emphasizes love, respect and trust...

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  • Consider Shakespeare's presentation of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice"

    Consider Shakespeare’s presentation of Portia in “The Merchant Of Venice” “The Merchant of Venice” is believed to have been written in the 16th century and it is to a large extent reflective of England at the time, which was a patriarchal society. Portia’s character embodies the characteristics...

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  • Differences Between Il Pecorne and a Merchant of Venice

    The similarities between Ser Giovanni's Il Pecorone and William Shakespeare's A Merchant of Venice are blatantly obvious. The stories seem to be essentially the same with few differences between them. It appears that Shakespeare just added dialogue to an existing tale, not having created the plot himself...

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  • merchant of venice contrast between material and spiritual wealth

    In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”, there is a strong contrast between the lust of money and humane love. The contrast is strongly depicted in the traits of the characters. Antonio is a person of great affluence; he has many “pageants” out in sea. He sees friendship over money, this was evident...

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  • relation between jew of malta and merchant of venice

     The two novels, Christopher Marlowe’s ‘The Jew of Malta’ and William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, the main characters are Jews, a characteristic that makes the comparison of the books easier. However, the way the characters are presented has made the two stories have deep and active...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    with. In The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare shows the reader; through the characters of Bassanio and Antonio, what the true definition of a friendship really is. The definition of friendship from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is ‘the state of being friends’. Antonio and Bassanio have a friendship...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice Essay ‘Shylock was justified in taking revenge on Antonio.’ Do you agree? In ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare, Shylock the Jew is portrayed as the antagonist of the story. Cunning, vengeful and cruel are words you may use to describe this malicious character...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    gambling can appear in several different forms. You can gamble money or items, and in some cases things much more important. In the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, gambling appears in the form of money, marriage, physical life, and a soul. These different wagers are used to represent...

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  • Merchant of Venice

    Bassanio would like to travel to court the heiress Portia. He asks his friend Antonio for three thousand ducats for his traveling costs. As Antonio's has no spare cash, Bassanio turns to the moneylender Shylock. Shylock, who hates Antonio because he had insulted him for being a Jew, previously, proposes...

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