Portia says to Shylock to be very careful to cutoff exactly one pound of Antonio’s flesh and must not to spill a one drop of his blood. And he fails, all of his lands and goods by the law will be confiscated. He then accepted her offer for the triple debt payment but Portia says no and reminding him that the law is holding him and since he is an alien in Venice and tried to seek the life of the Venetian Citizen, and all of his wealth can be divided into citizens and to the public treasury. The Duke dismissed them by sparing Antonio in court and the Duke divided Shylock’s money to Antonio and to state. But Antonio will not accept the money if Shylock will agree to become a Christian and the money will be given to Jessica and her husband Lorenzo.
The feminist accept Portia as a women who subverts social status and overcomes the suppression of women's right in a patriarchal society. On the other hand, she is criticized that her choice is a repression of minorities. And she decides the case against Shylock and aggravate Shylock's isolation. Though, there are different opinions in her choice, she is highly respected for her action to overcome the restriction against women in courtroom and excel ability of men. Thus, there is no doubt that Portia is a wise women who displays her abilities as a women.
She is asking what is wrong so you can help whether its about his health or his personal problems. Now that we see how she cared about his health we will see how she is married to a strong man. Portia is married to a very strong man. Portia can also give Brutus some ideas about how to run everything. Brutus says this about Portia, “You are my true and honorable wife, as dear to me as are the ruddy drops that visit my sad heart.’’I chose this quote because it explains how Brutus thinks she honorable and will trust
Shakespeare’s language and choice of words portrays one of the most vital characters of the play, Portia, as a powerless woman to a large extent… but only in a certain way. Being ‘powerful’ has three meanings, one is “having great strength”, two is “having control over people and events”, and lastly three is “having a strong effect on people’s thoughts and feelings”. The two latter definitions are similar yet very different in this context. Making it possible for Portia to seem like a powerless woman, but surprisingly remain one of the most important characters. The reader’s first impression of Portia is through Bassanio’s description during his conversation with Antonio.
Bassanio’s love appears to be counterfeit because he was initially interested in Portia because of her wealth and status. This implies that he has fallen in love with the idea of Portia and her possessions rather than her personality. Just like Portia and Bassanio’s relationship, Jessica and Lorenzo have ulterior motives to their relationship. Instead of being strictly based on love, Jessica wants to marry Lorenzo so she can convert to Christianity and shed her father’s reputation. On the other hand, Lorenzo sees their marriage as profitable.
Piper Gonzalez Mrs.Orona English 4 6 February 2018 Hamlet character analysis essay “With new power comes abuse of power” (Rose).. As the father of Ophelia, Polonius feels he has some right to power. He wants power but not for the right reasons. Polonius plays a game of he said she said in order to manipulate the people around him in pursuance of power. In the play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare utilizes the character Polonius to show that the abuse of power, manipulativeness, corruptness, and social status can support his obvious discontent with the life he lives. Polonius may seem to be demented and elderly but he declared it to himself that nothing was going to come between himself and his social standing.
In addition is when portia involves Lucius the servant in the scandal she knows about. Which she has a personal relationship and now he is involved in what's happening to Caesar. In this case can ruin her relationship. Finally when Anthony asks his servant to go see if it's safe for him to go and see dead Caesar. What Anthony did endangered the servant for political reason.
Mercutio states, “I must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip, by her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie, That in thy likeness thou appear to us!” (2.1. 19-24) Mercutio in context is saying this monologue in an almost rude and insulting tone of voice. This suggests to the audience that Mercutio perhaps views women as commodities. When Mercutio’s buddy Romeo is getting over the fact that Rosaline will not love him back; Mercutio says, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love” (1.
Shakespeare uses anti-semitic stereotypes in order to give power to Jews who have been marginalized while criticizing the majority who abuse their power. Finally, when Antonio and Bassanio have given away their wife’s rings, Portia says “if you had known the virtue of the ring, or half her worthiness that gave the ring, or your own honour to contain the ring, you would not then have parted with the ring.“ (5.1.215-218). The ring symbolizes love and commitment which Antonio and bassanio fail to understand. In contrast, Shylock understands the concept of intangible value. When Jessica left with his ring, Shylock cries out “it was my turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor: I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.” (3.1.119-122).
Some evidence to support this argument would be this quote. "Romeo 's friends, who wish to see him lifted above his melancholy, urge him to stop philosophizing about his lost love and to seek another young lady as a new object of his affections." (Dupler 1). This quote is basically describing what is going on before Lord Capulet 's party starts. Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before.