- 1 What happens in Act 5 of Merchant of Venice?
- 2 What Nerissa give to Lorenzo?
- 3 When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees?
- 4 How does Shylock die?
- 5 Why does Shylock hate Antonio?
- 6 What do Portia and Nerissa lack?
- 7 Why did Portia and Nerissa accompany her?
- 8 Who picks the lead casket?
- 9 Who is Nerissa?
- 10 Which casket does Arragon choose and why?
- 11 What do Jessica and Lorenzo think of Portia?
- 12 What reason does Bassanio give to Portia for giving away his wedding ring?
- 13 Is Shylock a villain or victim?
- 14 Does Shylock convert to Christianity?
- 15 What is the main message of the Merchant of Venice?
What happens in Act 5 of Merchant of Venice?
Portia greets Bassanio, who introduces her to Antonio, who reports in turn that he has been acquitted in the courts of Venice. Gratiano and Nerissa begin to argue over the ring with which he promised never to part. Nerissa chastises her husband not for hurting her feelings, but for breaking his own promise.
What Nerissa give to Lorenzo?
She further has good news for Antonio, namely a letter that indicates that three of his ships arrived in port safely. Nerissa then hands Lorenzo the deed from Shylock in which he inherits everything after Shylock dies.
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees?
The moon shines bright. In such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees And they did make no noise, in such a night Troilus methinks mounted the Trojan walls 5 And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents Where Cressid lay that night. The moon is shining bright.
How does Shylock die?
Shylock does not die in Merchant. However, he does see his punishment as worse than death.
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.
What do Portia and Nerissa lack?
Portia says that their husbands will see them in such a dress that they will think they are equipped with qualities of men which they actually lack. Portia bets that being dressed as a man, she would be the smarter of the two (Portia and Nerissa).
Why did Portia and Nerissa accompany her?
Portia had a plan to save Antonio. She wants Nerissa to accompany her as a lawyer’s clerk. They both(Portia and Nerissa) will be disguised as youngmen so that no one could recognize them in Venice.
Who picks the lead casket?
Bassanio refuses gold because he knows that “all that glisters is not gold.” He also refuses silver, calling it “common drudge ‘tween man and man,” as coins are. He chooses lead because he knows that true worth lies inside, even if the outside doesn’t look like much.
Who is Nerissa?
Nerissa is Portia’s lady-in-waiting, verbal sparring partner, and friend. She is a merry wench. Fully supportive of her mistress in all, she has high hopes that Bassanio will return to Belmont. She agrees to marry Gratiano on condition that Bassanio succeed in the task of the caskets.
Which casket does Arragon choose and why?
He also rejects the gold casket because “what many men desire” may place him on the same level with “the barbarous multitudes.” He thus chooses the silver casket, which bears the inscription, “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.” Arragon reviews his worth and decides that he “will assume desert” — that is
What do Jessica and Lorenzo think of Portia?
What were Jessica and Lorenzo’s opinion of Portia? Why was their opinion important enough for Shakespeare to show? Jessica appreciates Portia and believes Bassanio is lucky to have her. Shakespeare wanted to share Jessica’s opinion because she was an important character who was once a Jew.
What reason does Bassanio give to Portia for giving away his wedding ring?
Bassanio pleads in vain that he gave his ring for good reason to the lawyer who saved Antonio’s life. Well, says Portia, since you have been so generous to him, if that lawyer comes here, “I’ll have [him] for my bedfellow.” “And,” adds Nerissa,”I his clerk.”
Is Shylock a villain or victim?
Shylock is a combination of both victim and villain in The Merchant of Venice. He is a victim of discrimination and mistreated by Antonio and his daughter, Jessica. Shylock’s greedy, vengeful nature is what makes him a villain, which helps drive the plot of the play.
Does Shylock convert to Christianity?
First, Shylock has to sign an agreement bequeathing all his remaining property to Lorenzo and Jessica, which is to become effective after his demise, and second, he is to immediately convert to Christianity. Shylock is forced to agree to these terms, and he exits citing illness.
What is the main message of the Merchant of Venice?
The Merchant of Venice is structured partly on the contrast between idealistic and realistic opinions about society and relationships. On the one hand, the play tells us that love is more important than money, mercy is preferable to revenge, and love lasts forever.