The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice by Mind Map: The Merchant of Venice

1. Themes

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

1.1.1. 1."I am as like to call thee so again, to spit on thee again, to spurn thee to"

1.1.2. 2.I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.

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

1.2.1. 1.The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

1.2.2. 2.To quit the fine for one half of his goods, I am content

1.2.3. 3.Forgive a moiety of the principal;

1.3. 3. It is difficult to emphasize love and loyalty over personal gain

1.3.1. 1.A sealed bag, two sealed bags of ducats, Of double ducats, stolen from me by my daughter!

1.3.2. 2. Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away

2. Acts

2.1. I

2.1.1. 1. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan so he can impress Portia

2.1.2. 2. Portia states that Bassanio is her only worthy suitor.

2.1.3. 3. Shylock gives Antonio a loan of 3000 ducats

2.2. II

2.2.1. 1.Prince of Morocco goes to Portia's home and chooses the wrong casket, so does the Prince of Aragon

2.2.2. 2. Launcelot tricks his father and together they abandon Shylock

2.2.3. 3.Jessica runs away and Shylock runs through the streets shouting about her

2.3. III

2.3.1. 1. The news comes that Antonio's ships sunk making Shylock incredibly angry.

2.3.2. 2. Bassanio picks the right casket, and immediately after that Nerissa and Gratiano decide to marry.

2.3.3. 3. Bassanio Leaves for Venice to help Antonio.

2.3.4. 4. Portia and Nerissa plot to go to Venice and trick their husbands.

2.3.5. 5. Jessica is shown converted to Christianity and married to Lorenzo.

2.4. IV

2.4.1. 1.Portia and Nerissa come to court where they helped Antonio out of the thing with Shylock

2.4.2. 2.Shylock and Antonio go to court and Shylock is forced out of getting his bond.

2.4.3. 3. Portia manages to get Bassanio to give her the ring.

2.5. V

2.5.1. 1.Lorenzo and Jessica are shown together and happy.

2.5.2. 2.Portia and Nerissa return home.

2.5.3. 3. Portia and Nerissa confront their husbands about the missing rings and then reveal that they were the people in court.

3. Vocab

3.1. 1.Spurn

3.1.1. Definition-Angrily reject

3.1.2. Synonym-Rebuff

3.1.3. Modern Sentence-The business man spurned his useless proposal.

3.2. 2.Vendible

3.2.1. Definition-Fit for sale

3.2.2. Synonym-Sellable

3.2.3. Modern Sentence-The fruit is vendable

3.3. 3. Peize

3.3.1. Definition-To balance

3.3.2. Synonym-Stabilize

3.3.3. Modern Sentence- I peized the glass before it spilled.

3.4. 4.Vailing

3.4.1. Definition-Take off a hat as a symbol of respect

3.4.2. Synonym- Hat tip

3.4.3. Modern Sentence- Vailing is appropriate when you are nearby an important person

3.5. 5.gaberdine

3.5.1. Definition- A loose cloak

3.5.2. Synonym- Shawl

3.5.3. Modern Sentence- The old man wore gaberdine.

3.6. 6.rheum

3.6.1. Definition- Stuff from runny nose

3.6.2. Synonym-Snot

3.6.3. Modern Sentence- Rheum poured out of my nose.

3.7. 7.aforesaid

3.7.1. Definition-Repeating something earlier said

3.7.2. Synonym-Aforementioned

3.7.3. Modern Sentence- The executive aforesaid the annual report to add emphasis.

3.8. 8.Alack

3.8.1. Definition- An expression of dismay

3.8.2. Synonym-Alas

3.8.3. Modern Sentence- Alack, he is already gone.

3.9. 9.Livery

3.9.1. Definition- Clothing worn by a servant

3.9.2. Synonym-Uniform

3.9.3. Modern Sentence- He greeted me in fancy livery.

3.10. 10.demure

3.10.1. Definition-calm and quiet

3.10.2. Synonym-modest

3.10.3. Modern Sentence- She was demure and careful

3.11. 11.gormandise

3.11.1. Definition- Eat greedily

3.11.2. Synonym-Devour

3.11.3. Modern Sentence-In most cases it is not a good idea to gormandise in front of other people.

3.12. 12. hearsed

3.12.1. Definition- Brought in a hearse (dead).

3.12.2. Synonym- Carried

3.12.3. Modern Sentence- His dead body was hearsed to the graveyard.

3.13. 13.magnificoes

3.13.1. Definition-Powerful people

3.13.2. Synonym-aristocrats

3.13.3. Modern Sentence-The dictator and his magnificoes slowly exterminated members of the rebellion.

3.14. 14.Mincing

3.14.1. Definition-Very Elegant

3.14.2. Synonym-Dainty

3.14.3. Modern Sentence-The princess walked along in mincing steps.

3.15. 15. discourse

3.15.1. Definition-Formal discussion

3.15.2. Synonym- lecture

3.15.3. Modern Sentence- Her discourse was long but kept the attention of listeners..

3.16. 16.pawned

3.16.1. Definition- deposited for security money

3.16.2. Synonym-borrowed on

3.16.3. Modern Sentence-He pawned a computer to get money for hospital bills.

3.17. 17.perjury

3.17.1. Definition-lying under oath

3.17.2. Synonym-deception

3.17.3. Modern Sentence- Michael Flynn recently pled guilty to perjury

3.18. 18.Penance

3.18.1. Definition-voluntary self punishment

3.18.2. Synonym- Atonement

3.18.3. Modern Sentence- He did penance for his attack against his formal rival.

3.19. 19.temporal

3.19.1. Definition-within the world

3.19.2. Synonym-earthly

3.19.3. Modern Sentence-He held power over the temporal world

3.20. 20.wedlock

3.20.1. Definition-being married

3.20.2. Synonym-union

3.20.3. Modern Sentence-the wedlock couple drove towards disaster