The merchant of venice act 3

Once Balthasar leaves Portia tells Nerissa more of her plan. But at least you are getting a girl who is not too old to learn, and one who is not so stupid that she cannot learn. For wooing here until I sweat again, And swearing till my very roof was dry.

Lorenzo tells Portia of the goodness of Antonio. I will have the heart of him, if he forfeit; forwere he out of Venice, I can make what merchandise I will. Dramatic speech is less about the subject of the outburst and more about the person speaking.

Either way, he keeps reiterating that Antonio needs to "look to his bond," suggesting that he has no plans to be merciful if Antonio forfeits.

But her eyes— How could he see to do them? The idea comes from Deuteronomy Shylock then tells a little story taken from the Bible Genesis When the sheep were ready to mate, Jacob showed them sticks or branches that were spotted, which caused the ewes to have spotted baby sheep.

This exclamation verges on dramatic, hyperbolic speech. Lorenzo and Jessica accept this offer and bid goodbye to Portia and Nerissa. Myself and what is mine to you and yours Is now converted. But her eyes—how could the artist have painted these? A servant then enters to announce that Antonio would like to speak to Solanio and Salerio.

Portia states that they will soon see their husbands who will not recognize them because they will be dressed as young men.

Summary Act 3

Shylock does not want to simply tell the Christians who he is, he wants them to think through these questions and notice the flaws in their own logic.

I hope I will be happy with my decision! Portia asks Bassanio to wait a few days before choosing so she can spend time with him in case he chooses the wrong casket. He is now focused on revenge instead of guided by his faith.

Oh wait, actually, he wishes he could see her dead, laid out at his feet with all his wealth around her, which he could promptly take back again. Lorenzo enters the garden and teases Launcelot about being alone with his wife.

These two characters affect sadness for their friend in order to indulge in the gossip of his misfortune.

Act III - Scene I

In Genoa, Tubal heard that Jessica had spent eighty ducats in one night. In measure rein thy joy. Here are her lips, parted by her sugary breath—that such sweetness should part such sweet friends. Go, Tubal, fee me an officer, bespeak him a fortnight before: Fair lady, by your leave, I come by note to give and to receive.

But you, humble lead, you who threaten more than you promise, your paleness moves me more than I can say, and I choose you.

When Nerissa asks why, Portia dismisses the question, but promises to disclose the whole of her purpose on the coach ride to Venice. Or do they just seem to as I look around? Shylock talks money with Antonio and Bassanio. Shylock is the sympathetic character who wrongfully loses at the end of the play.

One of them showed me a ring, that he had of your daughter for a monkey. After Balthasar departs, Portia informs Nerissa that the two of them, dressed as young men, are going to pay an incognito visit to their new husbands.Actually understand The Merchant of Venice Act 3, Scene 2.

Read every line of Shakespeare’s original text alongside a modern English translation.

The Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice study guide contains a biography of William Shakespeare, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a. Read Full Text and Annotations on The Merchant of Venice Act III - Scene I at Owl Eyes.

If the duke does not enforce the contract, the foreign merchants will call into serious question the willingness of Venice to enforce laws impartially and they may take their. SCENE 1- Act 3 begins on a street in Venice with Salanio and Salarino. Salanio and Salarino are concerned by news that Antonio has lost a ship.

Shylock comes on the scene and Salanio and Salarino ask of news among the merchants. Why, yet it lives there unchecked that Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wracked on the narrow seas.

The Goodwins I think they call the place—a very dangerous flat, and fatal, where the carcasses of many a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip report be an honest woman of her word.

The merchant of venice act 3
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