Merchant of Venice – Act 2 notes


Act 2

A prince arrives from Morocco to win Portia’s hand. She explains to him that she has no choice in the matter.

Shylock’s servant Lancelot leaves his service to work for Bassanio.

Lorenzo, Antonio’s friend and a Christian, plots to run away with Shylock’s daughter. While Shylock visits the Christians, the pair elope with Shylock’s money and jewels.

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