The Role Of Portia In The Prince Of Argon

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In Act 2 scene 9, The prince of Argon is choosing between three chests (gold, silver, and lead) to win Portia’s hand in marriage. He doesn’t choose the lead chest because he refuses to give all he has to Portia because she isn’t pretty enough. He also doesn’t choose the gold chest he refuses to be like the commoners and other fools who choose only by looks. He decides to choose the silver casket on the premise, “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.” He believes that since he has earned his spot of authority whereas other people have gained these positions because they are rich. So, he believes he deserves Portia. His reasoning shows his arrogance because he continuously distinguishes himself from the commoners and people who haven’t
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