Merchant of Venice

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Merchant of Venice by Mind Map: Merchant of Venice

1. Act 1

1.1. 1. Bassanio wants to marry Portia and get credit from Antonio

1.2. 2. Shylock gives Antonio a bond for 3 months and if he cant pay Shylock back.Shylock will but off 1 pound of his flesh

1.3. 3. Portia wants a husband but does not think any of the princes are good enough. But, she likes Bassanio

2. ACTS

2.1. 3 key events per act in own words

2.2. SUMMARIZING

3. THEMES

3.1. 1. Prejudice and Hared are cyclical and difficult to escape. Judging others is hard to escape.

3.1.1. 1. How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian, But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis and brings down - Shylock pg. 12

3.1.2. 2. He seeks my life; his reason well I know: I oft deliver'd from his forfeitures Many that have at times made moan to me; Therefore he hates me.- Antonio

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

3.2.1. 1. So please my lord the Duke and all the court. To quit the fines for half of his goods- Antonio pg. 74

3.2.2. 2. Thou'lt show thy mercy and remorse more strange Than is thy strange apparent cruelty; - Duke

3.3. 3. Love and Loyalty can be hard to overcome personal gain (money)

3.3.1. 1. That thou shalt see the difference of our spirits, I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it: For half thy wealth, it is Antonio's; The other half comes to the general state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine.

3.3.2. 2. go Gratiano, run and over take him. Give him the ring and bring him, if thou canst - Bassanoi

4. Vocab

4.1. 1. Notary

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

4.1.2. Cinnamon: official

4.1.3. The notary had to watch me sign the contract to approve it.

4.2. 2. Spurn

4.2.1. Definition: To scorn someone

4.2.2. Cinnamon: refuse

4.2.3. he spurned my offer for the chocolate milk trade.

4.3. 3. Follies

4.3.1. Definition: Foolishness

4.3.2. Cinnamon: Studpidity

4.3.3. The Follies were trying to steal my phone by tickling me.

4.4. 4. Halter

4.4.1. definition: Something to hold things by

4.4.2. Cinnamon: Restraint

4.4.3. They used a Halter on me to stop from getting the chocolate milk from the fridge.

4.5. 5. Cudgel

4.5.1. definition: a stick used as a weapon

4.5.2. Cinnamon: Bat

4.5.3. He hit me with his Cudgel for drinking his chocolate milk.

4.6. 6. Amiss

4.6.1. Definition: Not quite right, inappropriate or out of place

4.6.2. Cinnamon: Incorrect

4.6.3. Your answer is amiss

4.7. 7. Anon

4.7.1. Definition: Shortly

4.7.2. Cinnamon: soon

4.7.3. We can go to Chipotle anon

4.8. 8. Incarnal

4.8.1. Definition:Embodied in flesh

4.8.2. Cinnamon:in the flesh and blood

4.8.3. The arrow was incarnal

4.9. 9. Gourmandize

4.9.1. Definition: indulge in good eating; eat greedily.

4.9.2. Cinnamon: Engorge

4.9.3. You could see the gormandize shining on his rosy lips

4.10. 10. Thou

4.10.1. Definition:archaic or dialect form of you, as the singular subject of a verb.

4.10.2. Cinnamon:You

4.10.3. it cant really be put in a modern sentence

4.11. 11. Exeunt

4.11.1. Definition: used as a stage direction in a printed play to indicate that a group of characters leave the stage.

4.11.2. Cinnamon: Leave

4.11.3. Not a word used in conversation only used to direct.

4.12. 12. Entreat

4.12.1. Definition:Ask someone to do something anxiously

4.12.2. Cinnamon: Plead

4.12.3. I entreated my mom to take me to Chipotle

4.13. 13. Beseech

4.13.1. Definition: Ask someone urgently to do something

4.13.2. Cinnamon: beg

4.13.3. I beeseech you for that KitKat

4.14. 14. Impart

4.14.1. Definition: Communicate

4.14.2. Cinnamon: Convey

4.14.3. I imparted the location to my friends of where to meet me

4.15. 15. Virtue

4.15.1. Definition: Behavior showing higher standards than normal

4.15.2. Cinnamon: Morality

4.15.3. Patience is virtue

4.16. 16. Dram

4.16.1. Definition: a small drink of whiskey or other spirits (often used in humorous imitation of Scottish speech).

4.16.2. Cinnamon: Drink

4.16.3. I took a dram at the party last night

4.17. 17. Sped

4.18. 18. Rasher

4.18.1. Definition: A thin slice of bacon

4.18.2. Cinnamon: Bacon

4.18.3. I had rashers at brunch yesterday

4.19. 19. Inaudible

4.19.1. Definition: Unable to be heard

4.19.2. Cinnamon: mute

4.19.3. The speaker was so far away they were inaudible

4.20. 20. Cockled

4.20.1. Definition: (of paper) bulge out in certain places so as to present a wrinkled or creased surface; pucker.

4.20.2. Cinnamon: Bulge

4.20.3. The paper was cockled to look old

5. Act 2

5.1. 1. Portia gives the princes a chance to marry her but they chose the wrong box.

5.2. 2. Jessica and Lorenzo are in love, Shylock does not like it because she stole from him and he is a christian

5.3. 3. Lancelot did not like Shylock so he started helping Bassanio

6. Act 3

6.1. 1. Bassanio chose the correct chest and they make plans to marry.

6.2. 2. Gratiano and Nerissa are also in love and want to marry/

6.3. 3. Antonio lost all of his ships and money and people want to help him. Shylock wont let them because he wants revenge.

7. Act 4

7.1. 1. The duke asks Shylock to show mercy and not take a pound of Antonio's flesh.

7.2. 2. Bassanio offers to pay double the bonds, but Shylock refuses the offer.

7.3. 3. Portia dresses up as Balthazar and tells Skylock that no blood can spill. Then Shylock accepts the deal.

8. Act 5

8.1. 1. Portia and Nerissa make their husbands feel bad about losing the rings

8.2. 2. Portia and Nerissa were the clerk and the lawyer in the court.

8.3. 3. Lorenzo is happy because he and Jessica get Shylock's money