Characters; Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare

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  • Merchant Of Venice, Main Characters
    • Antonio, Merchant
      • Merchant with fortunes at sea
        • Lends money to Bassanio
          • Best friends with Bassanio
      • Depressed
      • Christian
        • Hates Shylock
          • Forces him to become Christian and give all his money to Jessica and Lorenzo who he hates
            • Saved by Portia dressed as clerk as Duke Of Venice cannot save him from his binding
      • Friends:
        • Solanio
        • Solerio
          • Double act
            • Solanio
        • Gratiano
          • Outspoken, comical
          • Marries Nerissa, Portia's waiting maid
            • Portia
              • Gentle, loyal, fair, beautiful, intelligent, well read, rich heirress
                • From Belmot
                • Disguised as a judge, saves Antonio from Shylock's forfeit
                  • Antonio, Merchant
                    • Merchant with fortunes at sea
                      • Lends money to Bassanio
                        • Best friends with Bassanio
                    • Depressed
                    • Christian
                      • Hates Shylock
                        • Forces him to become Christian and give all his money to Jessica and Lorenzo who he hates
                          • Saved by Portia dressed as clerk as Duke Of Venice cannot save him from his binding
                    • Friends:
                      • Solerio
                        • Double act
                        • Gratiano
                          • Outspoken, comical
                          • Marries Nerissa, Portia's waiting maid
                            • Portia
                              • Gentle, loyal, fair, beautiful, intelligent, well read, rich heirress
                                • From Belmot
                                • Disguised as a judge, saves Antonio from Shylock's forfeit
                                • Husband determined by choice of 3 caskets; gold, silver and lead, created by her father to choose a suitable partner
                                  • Suitors:
                                    • Prince of Arragon (chose silver)
                                    • Prince of Morocco (chose gold)
                  • Husband determined by choice of 3 caskets; gold, silver and lead, created by her father to choose a suitable partner
                    • Suitors:
                      • Prince of Arragon (chose silver)
                      • Prince of Morocco (chose gold)
        • Shylock, Jew
          • Moneylender
            • Lends money to Antonio with forfeit of pound of his flesh (revenge)
              • Hates Antonio, angry at mistreatment
          • Jessica, Daughter of Shylock
            • In love with Lorenzo
            • Haggles her dead mothers ring
              • Selfish? Callous?
          • Lancelot Gobbo was servant to him but left to be servant to Bassanio
            • Comical character
            • Helps Jessica escape with Lorenzo
              • In love with Lorenzo
          • Friends with Tubal
        • Jessica, Daughter of Shylock
          • Haggles her dead mothers ring
            • Selfish? Callous?

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