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Unformatted text preview: 5. Shylock's decision to leave his keys with his daughter is ironic because Jessica is impatient to leave his home. She won't need the keys, since she won't be coming back to the house. It's also ironic that he trusts Jessica with his house keys. 6. The prince of Morocco chooses the gold casket over the others because he thinks that Portia's picture was worthier than being in the lead or silver casket. He also thinks that the gold casket's saying is referring to Portia as what many men desire. 7. The dramatic purpose of the conversation between Saleria and Solanio in Scene VIII is to emphasize Shylock's misery as he loses Jessica, his jewels, and his wealth. Liang 2 8. The servant's announcement of the next suitor at the end of Act II leads the audience to expect that Bassanio will seek Portia's heart next. Nerissa already prefers Bassanio over the other suitors, so the audience will expect Portia to agree....
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- Spring '09