- 1 Is there still a doge in Venice?
- 2 Who is the best character in Merchant of Venice?
- 3 Why does Antonio say the Duke Cannot deny the law of Venice?
- 4 How does the Duke characterize Othello?
- 5 Who is the king of Venice?
- 6 Who controlled the citystate of Venice?
- 7 Why did Bassanio marry Portia?
- 8 Is Portia Shylock daughter?
- 9 Who Is the Real Merchant of Venice?
- 10 What is the commodity that strangers have with them in Venice which Cannot be denied by the Duke too?
- 11 Why does Shylock hate Antonio?
- 12 Why does solanio think the Duke will forgive the forfeiture why doesn’t Antonio?
- 13 What race is Othello?
- 14 Why does Roderigo want to kill himself?
- 15 Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
Is there still a doge in Venice?
The last doge was Ludovico Manin, who abdicated in 1797, when Venice passed under the power of Napoleon’s France following his conquest of the city. While Venice would shortly declare itself again as a republic, attempting to resist annexation by Austria, it would never revive the dogal style.
Who is the best character in Merchant of Venice?
Shylock is the most vivid and memorable character in The Merchant of Venice, and he is one of Shakespeare’s greatest dramatic creations.
Why does Antonio say the Duke Cannot deny the law of Venice?
The duke can’t deny the law, because that would threaten the security of all foreign merchants in Venice, and that’s how the city makes its money. If the government disregards the law, it will be discredited. So go.
How does the Duke characterize Othello?
Duke of Venice
The official authority in Venice, the duke has great respect for Othello as a public and military servant. His primary role within the play is to reconcile Othello and Brabanzio in Act I, scene iii, and then to send Othello to Cyprus.
Who is the king of Venice?
Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice
|Prince Emanuele Filiberto|
|Born||22 June 1972 Geneva, Switzerland|
|Spouse||Clotilde Courau ( m. 2003)|
|Issue||Princess Vittoria Princess Luisa|
|Names Emanuele Filiberto Umberto Reza Ciro René Maria di Savoia|
Who controlled the citystate of Venice?
During the Renaissance, Italy was a collection of city-states, each with its own ruler—the Pope in Rome, the Medici family in Florence, the Doge in Venice, the Sforza family in Milan, the Este family in Ferrara, etc.
Why did Bassanio marry Portia?
As her dead father’s will stipulates, Portia cannot decide for herself whether to take a husband, and her suitors must choose between three caskets in the hopes of selecting the one that contains her portrait. Bassanio wins the right to marry Portia because he solves the riddle and correctly chooses the right casket.
Is Portia Shylock daughter?
Portia: A rich heiress, of Belmont. Jessica: The daughter of Shylock.
Who Is the Real Merchant of Venice?
The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock.
|The Merchant of Venice|
What is the commodity that strangers have with them in Venice which Cannot be denied by the Duke too?
The duke cannot deny the course of law. For the commodity that strangers have With us in Venice, if it be denied, Will much impeach the justice of his state, Since that the trade and profit of the city Consisteth of all nations.
Why does Shylock hate Antonio?
Shylock hates Antonio because Antonio has the privilege of being a wealthy Venetian who charges no interest on his loans, and he also hates Antonio for being a Christian. Antonio not only loans money interest-free to many, he has also covered the loans of Shylock’s victims without charging them interest to repay him.
Why does solanio think the Duke will forgive the forfeiture why doesn’t Antonio?
Shylock wants revenge because Antonio believes Shylock hates him because he gives money to people who can not pay Shylock back. Why does Solanio think the Duke will forgive the forfeiture? Antonio believes that if the duke does not in force the law it would “threaten the security of all foreign merchants in Venice.”
What race is Othello?
Othello is a Moorish prince living in Venice, as an ambassador of the Moors. After time in Venice, Othello is appointed general in the Venetian Army.
Why does Roderigo want to kill himself?
Roderigo Timeline and Summary
1.2 When the Duke approves of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage, Roderigo says he’d better give up and drown himself. Iago convinces him to get more money, under the pretense that he can seduce Desdemona much more easily once she’s Othello’s desperate housewife.
Why does Othello believe Desdemona’s father won’t be able to punish him for secretly marrying his daughter?
Iago acts as if he is on Othello’s side, even though he has expressed he cannot say anything negative about Othello. He also says that he believes that they will not “punish” Othello for marrying Desdemona because Othello is needed in the war against Cyprus. Othello is his stoic self.