14 thoughts on “Merchant of Venice – Essay Guide

  1. Act one, scene three:
    'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;
    You spurn'd me such a day; another time
    You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies
    I'll lend you thus much moneys'?

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  2. Explain that the forfeit works on two levels:

    1) It is a device to make sure Shylock and Antonio come into conflict, and both will go head to head in court.

    2) It gives Shylock the opportunity to execute his vengeance. The more the Christians wrong him, the more likely that he will demand his pound of flesh.

    Hope this is of use. Glad you're not leaving it 'til the last minute.

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  3. Sir.. This is not working I can't find any quote's. I know this is last minute or is it I have no idea when this has to be in for? I think I have written it wrong…

    I'll make myself known tomorrow if that helps.

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