2min - Jessica a Jewish minor character plays a huge role...

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

Jessica, a Jewish minor character, plays a huge role in this scene. As she shows up in Belmont. She is welcomed by everyone, but sadly, Salerio who came with her brings bad news. He hands Bassanio’s letter to Antonio. The letter describes the paying date is over and a pound of flesh is required. Which leaves everyone in shock. Jessica who overheard about taking Antonio’s flash while Shylock was talking with Tubal and to Chus, confirms that Antonio indeed owes a pound of flesh to Shylock. She confirms it by saying “That he would rather have Antonio’s flesh Than twenty times the value of the sum”(Line 296). Due to the agreement they had in the beginning, the image of Shylock getting

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture