Romance and Love

The merchant of venice  -  romance and love theme

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  • Romance and Love
    • love of a friend
      • Antonio would give his life for Bassanio and bassanio would do the same.
        • He shows his love for Bassanio by lending him money , so he can go and see portia.
          • It means borrowing money from Shylock , which Antonio is strongly against but will for Bassanio .
        • Antonio is happy to see Bassanio go , as he knows he will be with the woman he loves.
    • fahter daughter love
      • Portia has a strong tie between her father
        • she respects his wishes
          • " i may neither choose who i would nor refuse who i dislike "
            • she is unhappy with the idea but does it anyway
      • Jessica has lost respect for her father like many of the characters in the play
        • she steals his money and runs away to elope with Lancelot.
    • romantic love
      • Nerissa marires Gratiano
        • they hardly know eachother - will it last?
      • Jessica and Lorenzo marry
        • Jessica runs away from her father and elopes to be with him
          • Jessica and Lorenzos love is forbidden - thye are of different religions , this is why she elopes.
        • They come from very different backgrounds
      • Portia marries Bassanio
        • Portia nad Nerissa forgive their husbands for giving up their rings ,and return them . Bassanio and Gratiano pledge they won't make anything more important than their wives .
          • Nerissa marires Gratiano
            • they hardly know eachother - will it last?
        • "twere damnation to think so base a thought"
          • The prince of Morrocco thinks the lead casket is unworthy and cant be compared to portia- he fails to see that beauty can be wirhin a person rahter than just on the outside .
        • Bassanio has to borrow money to go to venice to pick a casket . possibly desperation of wanting to have Portia as a wife .
        • remember his motives for this - money ?


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