The Merchant Of Venice Samara

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The Merchant Of Venice Samara by Mind Map: The Merchant Of Venice Samara

1. Themes

1.1. 1. Prejudice and hatred is cyclical and difficult to escape

1.1.1. Quote #1 Act 1 Scene 3 SHY... "How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian" Shylock was judging Antonio for being Christian

1.1.2. Quote #2 Act 1 Scene 3 SHY..... "Signor Antonio, many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me About my moneys and my usances. Still have I borne it with a patient shrug, For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cutthroat dog, And spet upon my Jewish gaberdine— And all for use of that which is mine own. Well then, it now appears you need my help. Go to, then! You come to me and you say, “Shylock, we would have moneys.” You say so!— You, that did void your rheum upon my beard And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur Over your threshold! Moneys is your suit. What should I say to you? Should I not say, “Hath a dog money? Is it possible A cur can lend three thousand ducats?”" This is Shylock saying how Antonio had judged him for being a Jew.

1.1.3. Quote #3 Act 3 Scene 1 SHY... "If a Jew wrong a christian, what is his humility? Revenge. Of a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example?" Said by Shylock to Salario and Salanio.

1.2. 2. Mercy is a nessacary quality and should be freely given

1.2.1. Quote #1 Act 4 Scene 1 Portia... "The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. Portia said to Shylock in court.

1.2.2. Quote #2 Act 4 Scene 1 Duke... " Shylock, the world thinks, anf I think so too, That thou but lead'st this fashio of thy malice To the last hour of act; and then 't is thought thou 'lt show thy mercy and remorse more strange Than is thy strange apparent cruelty" Duke said to the court/ Shylock

1.3. 3. It is difficult to emphasis love and loyalty over personal gain(money).

1.3.1. Quote #1 Act 5 Scene 1 Bassiano... " And begg'd the ring;the which I did deny him, And suffer'd him to go displeased away; Even he that uphold the very life Of my dear friend." Bassianio said defending himself to Portia talking about how he gave up the ring.

1.3.2. Quote #2 Act 5 Scene 1 Nerrissao... "What talk you of the posy or the value? You swore to me when I did give it you That you would wear it till your hour of death, And that it should lie with you in your grave. Though not for me, yet for your vehement oaths, You should have been respective and have kept it. Gave it a judge’s clerk! No, God’s my judge. The clerk will ne'er wear hair on ’s face that had it." Nerrissa said to Gratiano when he gave away the ring.

2. Acts

2.1. Act #1

2.1.1. Summary #1: Bassanio wants to woo Portia for her hand in marriage he asks Antonio for 3,000 ducats

2.1.2. Summary #2: We learn Portia doesn't like any of the suitors beside Bassanio.

2.1.3. Summary #3: Bassanio goes to Shylock to ask for money, Shylock talks to Antonio about the deal; Shylock will give 3,000 ducats but if not returned in 3 months 1 pound of flesh will be taken

2.2. Act #2

2.2.1. Event #1: POM does not want Portia to judge him because of his color. He chooses gold casket. POA chooses silver.

2.2.2. Event #2: Luancelot wants a job for Bassianio instead of Shylock.

2.2.3. Event #3: Shylock goes to dinner, Jessica and Lorenzo run away.

2.3. Act #3

2.3.1. Event #1 Learns Antonio ship has sunk & Shylocks Speech to Salarino Salario

2.3.2. Event #2 Portia and Bassiano secretly expressed love for each other Bassiano wins Portias hand, as they are congragulating them Nerissa and Gratiano say they are also getting married Salario give letter, antonios ships are all lost and Shylock want revenge, Portia offers more money to help Jessica says think Shylock wants revenge more

2.3.3. Event #3 Antonio and Shylock are talking about Shylock getting the bond

2.3.4. Event #4: Portia leaves the house in Jesssicas and Lorenzos hands while Bassiano and Gratiano leave for Antonio with nerrisa and Portia close behind dressed as men.

2.3.5. Event #5: Launcelot is telling Jessica she will go to hell then Lorenzo says that the moor is pregnant because of Launcelot. Then they get ready for dinner, Jessica think Bassiano is really lucky to have someone like Portia

2.4. Act #4

2.4.1. Event #1 Duke and Bassiano are trying to persuade Shylock out of it Shylock is saying he doesnt have to explain his reasoning and Antonio is accepting his fate.

2.4.2. Event #2 Nerrissa dressed as a guy give letter saying Portia is a doctor so both can get in and portia can help save antonio.

2.4.3. Event #3 Portia disguised tell shylock the punishment and then shylock say he will take the money instead bassiano is ready to give the money but potria says no take the flesh you laready denied the 3,000 ducats in court so you get nothing. Gets penalized for attempting to kill, get fined, becomes christian and when dies give all money to jessica and lorenzo

2.4.4. Event #4 Bassiano gives the "doctor" thanks and says what can we give you and portia replies the ring and at first he denies but then agrees.

2.5. Act #5

2.5.1. Event #1 Portia and Nerrissa come home and they beat the guys home

2.5.2. Event #2 Gratiano Antonio and Bassiano get back and try to get Portia and Nerrissa understand and pity them for not having the rings with them

2.5.3. Event #3 They reveal that they were the clerk and doctor and we learn Antonio had 3 ships come back safely

3. Vocab

3.1. 1) knave

3.1.1. Def: a dishonest or unscrupulous man

3.1.2. Syn: bastard, rogue, scoundral

3.1.3. Exa: I was the complete opposite of a knave.

3.2. 2) edifice

3.2.1. Def: a complex system of beliefs or a building especially a large imposing one.

3.2.2. Syn: building, structure, beliefs

3.2.3. Exa: My edifice sometimes causes problems because not everyone understands or agrees.

3.3. 3) hie

3.3.1. Def: go quickly

3.3.2. Syn: Swiftly

3.3.3. Exa: hie, my dad said, get me the phone.

3.4. 4) Incarnel

3.4.1. I think short for Incarnate

3.4.2. Def: embodied in flesh

3.4.3. Syn:in human form, in the flesh, in physical form, in bodily form, made flesh

3.4.4. Exa: Sadly my best friend's Uncle died from being incarnated by a bear.

3.5. 5) notary

3.5.1. Def:a person authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents for use in other jurisdictions.

3.5.2. Syn: witness, register, endorser

3.5.3. Exa : I needed a notary to help me get a deed.

3.6. 6) Peruse

3.6.1. Def: read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way. or examine carefully

3.6.2. Syn: inspect, read, carefully, study

3.6.3. Exa: To understand Shakespeare you have to peruse the book.

3.7. 7) Pagan

3.7.1. Def:a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.

3.7.2. Syn: heathen, infidel, idolater, idolatress; archaic paynim

3.7.3. Exa: My neighbors are very strong pagans

3.8. 8) Surfeit

3.8.1. Def : an excessive amount of something.

3.8.2. Syn: Lots, excessive, mulitiple

3.8.3. Exa: My parents say I eat a Surfeit amount of mac and cheese

3.9. 9) Vendible

3.9.1. Def: capable of being vended; salable

3.9.2. Syn: product, asset, object, chattel

3.9.3. Exa: I realized I could make a lot of money of of household items that were vendible.

3.10. 10) Obdurate

3.10.1. Def: stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action.

3.10.2. Syn: stubborn, one-minded

3.10.3. I come from a very obdurate family.

3.11. 11) moiety

3.11.1. Def: each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.

3.11.2. Syn: half, part, not whole, piece

3.11.3. Exa: In math we learned how to find the area of a moiety circle.

3.12. 12) Gaping

3.12.1. Def: (of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open.

3.12.2. Syn: wide, broad, cavernous, open

3.12.3. Exa: Her yawn made her mouth a huge gaping hole.

3.13. 13) viands

3.13.1. Def: a choice or tasty dish

3.13.2. Syn: meal, food,

3.13.3. Exa: On Christmas my family loves making lot of viands.

3.14. 14) epitaph

3.14.1. Def: a phrase or statement written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.

3.14.2. Syn: elegy, commiseration, obituary

3.14.3. Exa: When I die I hope my gravestone has a nice epitaph

3.15. 15) Quiring

3.15.1. Def: A set of all the sheets in a book

3.15.2. Syn: reaming

3.15.3. Exa: We spent all day checking all the quiring on our work.

3.16. 16) Feign

3.16.1. Def: pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).

3.16.2. Syn: simulate, fake, sham, affect, give the appearance of

3.16.3. Exa: When my sister hurt me I feigned to get her to feel bad.

3.17. 17) Stockish

3.17.1. Def: Like a stock, stupid

3.17.2. Syn: stupid, dumb

3.17.3. Exa: The stockish bully didn't know what to do.

3.18. 18) Strartagems

3.18.1. Def: a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.

3.18.2. Syn: plan, tirick, scheme, ruse

3.18.3. Exa: I told my sister I had a stratagem planned and before I even got to it my sister got confused by it's start.

3.19. 19) vehement

3.19.1. Def: showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense

3.19.2. Syn: passion, forceful, impassioned, heated

3.19.3. Exa: I have a vehement love for food.

3.20. 20) zeal

3.20.1. Def: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

3.20.2. Syn: passion, adore, love, advity, devotion

3.20.3. Exa: Everyone at the benefit was very zealful.

4. Characters

4.1. POM = Prince of Morocco

4.2. POA = Prince of Arragon