"The Blindness of Love"


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Storyboard Description

The theme of this was intended as something along the lines of "blind love". Lovers caught up in the throes of merciless infatuation will abandon all apprehensions, misgivings, and awareness of consequence to be with one another, as is displayed by many of Shakespeare's young couples. Portia's focused intent blinds her to all else, and as she tries to reach Bassanio, she nearly passes him by. I suppose you could say this plays on the metaphorical use of 'blind' in the famous phrase 'love is blind'. I know, it's atrociously trite and cheesy humour, I'm not funny at all. But, I have in the least completed the assignment.

Storyboard Text

  • Portia (blonde) is the duchess of Bellmont, and must marry whoever wins at a game of chance set up by her late father.
  • Mistress, I am sure that if he is deserving, he will choose well..
  • I am plagued by dread unending, Nerissa. I shan't marry any other than Bassanio, but what if he chooses wrong?
  • In her distress, Portia has chosen to flee to Venice to ensure her choice of husband is sealed.
  • Mistress, prithee...
  • I will have no surcease nor sleep until I am his! I will go to him myself!
  • Meanwhile, Bassanio has already come to Bellmont to meet with her.
  • At last, the estate that holds dear Portia. Soon, it will be I that holds her.
  • Her mind does not waver.
  • Mistress!
  • There is no use! I am already decided!
  • Portia nearly runs straight past Bassanio, in all her eagerness to reach him.
  • Wh..who..what?
  • The two embraced, and without certainty that he will win her hand, they make plans to elope.
  • Sweet duchess, I hope to call you wife.
  • Oh, mistress...
  • Dear sir, I hope the same .
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