Merchant of Venice- Comedy

Merchant of Venice- Comedy

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  • The Merchant of Venice By Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's comedies are characterized by: •Comedic language •Love Obstacles •Mistaken Identities •Excessive Plot Twists •Marriage or Runion
  • An example of this is when Antonio's ships return and Shylock doesn't get his pound of flesh.
  • Plot Twist
  • An example of this is when Jessica dressed up like a boy to escape her father Shylock and to marry Lorenzo.
  • Mistaken Identity
  • An example of this is when Bassiano picks the correct casket and is able to marry Portia.
  • Love Obstacles
  • “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
  • “I will do anything ... ere I'll be married to a sponge.”
  • Comedic Language
  • When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.
  • My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.
  • In the play 3 marriages occur: •Jessica marries Lorenzo •Portia marries Bassiano •Nerissa marries Gratiano
  • Marriage and/or Reunion
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