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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 3 years 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 3 years 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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