Give any three negative qualities of the French lord, as described by Portia.

QuestionsGive any three negative qualities of the French lord, as described by Portia.
Mdhussain asked 12 months ago

In Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice what bad qualities does Portia mention about the French Lord?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 11 months ago

According to Portia, the French lord is more attached to and concerned about his horse than Neapolitan. He also has a bad habit of frowning, worse than the Count Palatine.

“he hath a horse better than the Neapolitan’s, a better bad habit of frowning than the Count Palatine. ”

Moreover the French Lord is so eager to show off his fencing that he’d fight with his own shadow and jump even when a bird sings.

If a throstle sing, he falls straight a- capering. He will fence with his own shadow.

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