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What are the similarities and differences between Antonio’s melancholy and that of Portia in Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merchant of Venice’?

Last updated May 28, 2021

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Draw a comparison between the two female characters Portia and Jassica in William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice”.

Last updated May 24, 2021

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Discuss the relationship between Jessica and Shylock. Are we meant to sympathise with the moneylender’s daughter? Does Shakespeare seem ambivalent in his portrayal of Jessica?

Last updated February 17, 2021

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Discuss how the trial scene in William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ reveals a conflict between justice and mercy. Is the conflict resolved? If so how?

Last updated December 29, 2020

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Who was Cato? Why is he mentioned in William Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice?

Last updated October 27, 2020

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Explain in detail how the Prince of Morocco tried to show his capability in William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

Last updated September 15, 2020

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What are the similarities between the different characters in Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice (E.g. Portia and Antonio)?

Last updated March 20, 2020

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In Act 1, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio describes Portia’s money first and then her beauty. Does this show, in any way, that Bassanio loves Portia’s wealth more than her?

Last updated March 20, 2020

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What was the reason behind Bassanio taking Launcelot into his service in William Shakespeare’s famous play ‘The Merchant of Venice’?

Last updated February 11, 2020

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In Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, Gratiano says “We are the Jasons, we have won the fleece” after Antonio’s success in choosing the right casket. Explain this comparison made the Gratiano.

Last updated August 29, 2019

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