Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

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  • Antonio can I borrow money to win the rich Portia's hand?
  • Antonio goes to visit his enemy Shylock the money lender to borrow 3000 ducats
  • If you do not pay me back I want a POUND of your FLESH!
  • Portia's fathers' will dictates that any suitor must first pass a test to win her hand. It involves three chests many rich men fail but Bassanio passes
  • Bassanio you have won my hand!
  • It is feared Antonio's ships are lost at sea and he misses thre deadline for the debt but Portia gives Bassanio the the money to help Antonio to pay the debt.
  • Portia disguises herself as a lawyer called Balthazar and helps Antonio in his legal battle with Shylock but he refuses to take a late money offer of double the. He wants his flesh.
  • Shylock is sentenced to death and his wealth confiscated for attempting to harm and kill a Christian but his life is spared and is forced to convert.
  • Portia tells Antonio his ships have come in and his gives half of her father's wealth to them.
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