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The Merchant of Venice Act 1

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Unformatted text preview: Liang 1 Victor Liang Mr. Perlman English 10H, Period 4 18 May, 2009 “The Merchant of Venice” Act 1 1. In the first scene, Antonio discusses his sadness with Solanio and Salerio. He does not know what is making his sad. Solanio thinks that Antonio must be in love, but Antonio dismisses that. Antonio also says that the endangerment of his cargo does not sadden him. As Solanio and Salerio leave, Bassanio, Lorenzo, and Gratiano meet Antonio. Antonio tells Gratiano that he is an actor with a sad part. Later, Lorenzo leave with Gratiano. Bassanio reveals that he has fallen in love with Portia and asks for money for a trip to Belmont. Antonio says that he doesn't have any money at the moment, but can give him business loans. 2. Shakespeare intends for Bassanio to be viewed as a spendthrift, since Bassanio is asking Antonio for a second loan of money. “I owe you much, and, like a willfull youth, That which I owe is lost; but if you please To shoot another arrow that self way Which you did shoot the...
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