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The Plot Who Am I? Scene 2 Jessica Name the conflict
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What are the three caskets made of?
Gold, Silver and Lead
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This character is sad and is unable to explain that sadness.
Antonio
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Where is Portia's estate? What does the name mean?
Belmont - "Beautiful Mountain"
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Who is Jessica's father?
Shylock
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Why does Bassanio borrow money from Antonio?
To marry/impress Portia
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This suitor is arrogant and therefore thinks he deserves Portia.
Gratiano Prince of Arragon
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What announcement does Gratiano make?
He and Nerissa shall marry
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What did Jessica take when she left home?
Her fathers jewels and duckets
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What will Shylock receive if Antonio fails to repay the loan?
A pound of flesh
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Why can't Antonio pay back his loan?
Because his ships wrecked on the rocks.
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This character reveals caskets to the princes, and advises the heiress on the suitors.This character falls in love with a Jewish girl.
Lorenzo
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Why does Portia want Bassanio to wait before choosing a casket? Why does he insist on choosing immediately?
She wants to hold onto him longer, for fear he chooses the wrong casket; He cannot stand to live in uncertainty anymore
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What does Jessica's Father do for a living?
Money lender
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What is the main conflict in the play?
Christians vs. Jews.
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This character thinks Antonio needs to lighten up and have fun like him.
Gratiano
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What is Portia's reaction to the contents of the letter delivered to Bassanio? How does this show her character?
Knowing that Antonio is Bassanio's friend and is in need of help, she insists that they go help him as soon as the marriage happens; she is loyal to friends (and their friends), and does not view wealth as important
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Why did Jessica have to run away to be with Lorenzo?
Because of her fathers discrimination.
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How does Jessica escape her father's house?
Dresses up as a torch-bearer and climbs out the window on the night of the Christian masquerade.
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What was the inscription on the lead casket?
What is needing to give and gamble all you have.
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This character reveals caskets to the princes, and advises the heiress on the suitors.
Nerissa
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The lead casket; appearances are deceiving, ornament is folly; "You that choose not by the view" deserves Portia
The lead casket; appearances are deceiving, ornament is folly; "You that choose not by the view" deserves Portia
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What does Shylock have against Lorenz and why?
Him being a christian and the way Christians have treated him in the past.
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What is Shylock's punishment?
To give half of all he owns to Jessica and Lorenzo after he dies and to become Christian.






The Merchant of Venice

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