Bassanio To Obtain A Loan English Literature Essay

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....... Though Portia thinks of Bassanio an admirable man, she gave a promise her father that she would get married to the man who chooses the correct casket before he past: The caskets contain, one gold, one silver, and one lead. The casket her father had approved is the one with a portrait of her. Men from all over the world have come to win the gorgeous heir. However, most of them including a Neapolitan prince, a count palatine (a count with royal privileges), a Frenchman named Monsieur Le Bon, a baron, a lord from Scot, and nephew to the Duke have resoluted to go back home rather than participate in the selection off casket. Their withdrawal makes Portia happy, because dislikes all of them. When she is informed that another gentleman, the Prince of Morocco, will before long arrive, Portia makes a chauvinistic remark,

.......After acquiring Antonio's promise to send the collateral for a loan, Bassanio meets a Shylock, on the road and requests the money from him, assuring him Antonio will secure settlement in three months. Shylock has suffered regular mockery from Antonio and other Venetians. They hate him because he charges very high interest rates and because he is Jewish. However, Shylock agrees to loan Bassanio the cash. Nevertheless, if Antonio does not pay back the loan in the agreed time, he must lose a pound of flesh. Later, Antonio arrives and puts a sign on the contract that is obligating him to this bizarre situation, certain that his cargo will land in time with goods to pay back the credit. Shylock, secretly hopes Antonio will fail to pay on the loan so that he can cut away the pound of flesh as vengeance against his Christian foes.

.......Bassanio, with cash and wooing privileges, heads for Portia's home, Belmont. In the meantime, the Prince has arrived at Belmont. After he takes himself to select a casket, he properly senses Portia's mind-set toward blacks

....... Elsewhere, at nine in the dusk, Shylock's daughter Jessica meets with Bassanio's pal Lorenzo, with her a goodly piece of Shylock's charms and gold. Moreover, she has become a Christian. Back at Belmont, the Moroccan prince chooses the golden casket. When he opens it, he finds a scroll bearing a message:

All that glisters [glitters] is not gold;

Often have you heard that told:

Many a man his life hath sold

But my outside to behold:

Gilded tombs do worms infold.

Had you been as wise as bold,

Young in limbs, in judgment old,

Your answer had not been inscrolled:

Fare you well; your suit is cold. (William Shakespeare pp 67)

This, being the main theme in my essay. Shakespeare through Portia, shows reason of how he can use english for example the first stanza not all that glitter in not gold this is simple since the Prince chose the golden casket because it was made of gold, gold in this case being the metaphor. The second stanza in the poem shows a thing that all of us know, yet we go right ahead to do. It is simply explain the first line. However, there is a way that Shakespeare put it it seems not to crush. The third line goes right ached to talk of the gold. The way he put it first by saying 'many a man' his English referring to the prince as' many a man' he goes on to explain what he means by saying his life has hath

.......The Merchant of Venice abounds in metaphors that dwells on fraud, vice, and human fault'and fittingly so. Nevertheless, the vital characters in the drama are extremely blemished or troubled, exhibiting chauvinism, disgust, greediness, craving for revenge, despair, ignorance, and other pessimistic qualities. Apparently, the play has a happy end to it, but the bliss of Bassanio, Portia, and friends comes from their undoing of the Jewish shylock. Although customarily classified as a comedy, the play is actuality a tragicomedy, perhaps more calamity than humor. Following are examples of metaphors supporting the understanding of The Merchant of Venice as a calamity, in addition to other examples of metaphors representing Shakespeare's authority of words.

The devil can cite scripture for his purpose. (William Shakespeare pp. 80) Antonio, referring to Shylock, uses irony and sarcasm to make his stand

There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts. (William Shakespeare pp. 75-76)Bassanio compares vice to a virtuous person in a metaphor and a personification.

Thus, ornament is but the guiled shore to a most dangerous sea. . . . (William Shakespeare pp 91-92)Bassanio compares the golden casket to a seacoast in a image that explains the theme of deception.

Thou call'dst me dog before thou hadst a cause; But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs. (William Shakespeare pp. 9-10) Shylock tells Antonio that he had used a image comparing Shylock to a vex.

The weakest kind of fruit Drops earliest to the ground. (William Shakespeare pp 120-121)In this allegory, Antonio compares himself to a crop.

I never knew so young a body with so old a head. (William Shakespeare pp 157)

. This row contains these records of speech: synecdoche, image (comparing the old head to wisdom, alliteration never, knew; so, so, and irony young body and old heap

They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing. (William Shakespeare pp 4) in a illogicality, Nerissa says that stuffed people are as sick as famished people. The line also contains words like they, that, that; sick, with, with

Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? (William Shakespeare pp 89-90) in a simile, Gratiano compares a person to a figure. The terminology why, warm, and within comprise alliteration. Whose does not alliterate with these terms because it begins with an.