- 1 Why did Arragon choose the silver casket?
- 2 Does Portia like the Prince of Arragon?
- 3 What does Portia say after Arragon?
- 4 Why is Arragon in this place?
- 5 What do the 3 caskets symbolize?
- 6 Who is the first suitor that actually chooses a casket?
- 7 Why did Portia hate her father’s will?
- 8 Who is the real hero of Merchant of Venice?
- 9 Why did Prince of Arragon reject the lead casket?
- 10 Which casket did Arragon finally choose?
- 11 Who is Prince of Arragon?
- 12 What did Prince of Arragon say about merit?
- 13 How does Arragon interpret the word many?
- 14 Who has alighted at the gate?
- 15 Which condition in the oath Arragon keeps at the end of the scene?
Why did Arragon choose the silver casket?
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
Does Portia like the Prince of Arragon?
While Portia does not seem to dislike the Prince of Morocco as she does the foolish Arragon, she certainly did not want to marry him. Her comment after he chooses the incorrect casket demonstrates this. She says in an aside: “A gentle riddance!
What does Portia say after Arragon?
PORTIA: Everyone swears to these conditions who come to take a chance for my worthless self. ARRAGON: And I have prepared myself like that. Fortune now Lead me to my heart’s hope! Gold, silver, and base lead.” Who chooses me must give and gamble all he has.” You shall look more beautiful before I give or gamble.
Why is Arragon in this place?
Answer. i. Arragon is at this place i.e belmont in portia’s house to make a choice of caskets for if he chooses the correct casket among the three which holds portia’s portrait, he will be eligible to woo her.
What do the 3 caskets symbolize?
In the test, suitors are presented with three caskets: one made of gold, one of silver and one of lead. If the suitor chooses the correct casket, he wins Portia’s hand. The gold casket is a symbol of greed and of materialistic and shallow people who value surface over substance.
Who is the first suitor that actually chooses a casket?
A rich, beautiful, intelligent heiress of Belmont, she is bound by the lottery set forth in her father’s will, which gives potential suitors the chance to choose among three caskets. If he chooses the right casket, he wins Portia’s hand in marriage.
Portia (The Merchant of Venice)
|Created by||William Shakespeare|
Why did Portia hate her father’s will?
Portia is upset that she cannot choose the man she will marry. Portia’s deceased father created a lottery, where potential suitors were given the opportunity to choose from one of three caskets with the hope of winning Portia’s hand in marriage.
Who is the real hero of Merchant of Venice?
Portia is the hero of the The Merchant of Venice. Men create or get themselves into predicaments, but Portia steers them through them successfully. Her greatest triumph comes when she disguises herself as a male lawyer and is able to save Antonio’s life.
Why did Prince of Arragon reject the lead casket?
He chose the gold casket because it seemed the most obvious, and most desirable choice. Arragon rejects lead because of the ominous warning, and thinks that gold refers to the foolish populace. Instead he chooses silver which indicates he will receive what he deserves. Arragon is arrogant and proud.
Which casket did Arragon finally choose?
In The Merchant of Venice, the Prince of Arragon chooses the silver casket out of a sense of entitlement. The inscription on the casket says that whoever chooses it “shall get as much as he deserves.” As the prince arrogantly thinks that he deserves Portia’s hand in marriage, he promptly chooses the silver casket.
Who is Prince of Arragon?
The prince of Arragon
An arrogant Spanish nobleman who also attempts to win Portia’s hand by picking a casket. Like the prince of Morocco, however, the prince of Arragon chooses unwisely. He picks the silver casket, which gives him a message calling him an idiot instead of Portia’s hand.
What did Prince of Arragon say about merit?
What did he say about merit? Answer: Prince of Arragon says that people should not try to cheat fortune and win something without merit. No man should wear the garb of dignity, which he does not deserve.
How does Arragon interpret the word many?
Answer: By the word “many” Arragon means the silly, common people who are guided by the outward appearance of things.
Who has alighted at the gate?
Gratiano has alighted at the gate. 2.
Which condition in the oath Arragon keeps at the end of the scene?
Answer. The prince of Arragon takes the oath that he will not tell to anyone which casket he selected and will never marry any lady in future and will leave the place immediately.