Merchant of Venice

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  • Antonio spits on Shylock in the Vialto
  • Bassanio asks Antonio for money to go and meet Portia so he can marry Portia
  • Antonio and Bassanio ask shylock for money  and he agrees on the condition that if the money isn't payed back on time he gets a pound of Antonio's flesh
  • In Bellmont Portia and her friend Nerissa talk about the men that have aleady arrived to try and marry Portia. To do this they had to pick the correct box out of three: lead, gold and silver
  • Bassanio arrives at Bellmont and chooses the right box, so he gets to marry Portia. While he is celebrating he recieves a letter telling him that Antonio couldn't pay Shylock back and is being put on trial. Bassanio returns to Venice to offer Shylock double the money in exchange for Antonio's life 
  • In the courtroom Shylock refuses the money insisting that he will have his bond but then Portia and Nerrisa turn up dressed as doctors to try and convince Shylock to take the money. When Shylock refuses the money again Portia said that if in the taking of the flesh a single drop of blood is spilled, it is illegal as it is not in the bond. Shylock doesn't take the flesh and so for threataning Antonio he loses all his money and must become Christian
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