Merchant Of Venice Dramatic Scene Analysis

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The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, is probably the most impressive play for its dramatic scenes. The conflicts between the Christian and Jew, as well as the complexity among laws, justice, and mercy, both contribute to the climax of this play. The Merchant of Venice begins with a young and noble Venetian, Bassanio, who needs 3,000 ducats for a trip as a suitor to pursue the beautiful and wealthy heiress, Portia of Belmont, asking his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice, for help. Although Antonio is willing to help Bassanio, he is in the state of lack of cash. Therefore, eventually, Bassanio turns to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and designates his friend Antonio as his guarantor. However, Shylock is reluctant to lend money to Bassanio at first because of Antonio’s outspoken antisemitism before and the habit of lending money without interest that forces Shylock to charge lower rates. In order to get the loan, Antonio promise Shylock that he may take a pound of his flesh upon the situation that he is unable to repay. With 3,000 ducats in hands, Bassanio and his company, Gratiano, leave for Belmont and Portia. In Belmont, Bassanio successfully wins Portia’s hand. In the meantime at Venice, however, Antonio loses his ships in the sea which leaves him unable to repay the loan. Such an situation makes Shylock determined to bring Antonio to the court. Thus, after the marriage with Portia, Bassanio immediately leave for Venice to save Antonio’s life with

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