Antonio's question concerning bassanio's courtship of portia is turned aside by bassanio he goes directly to the question of money, in order that the basis for the bond story can be laid some critics have seen in bassanio's speeches some evidence of a character who is extremely careless of his money and very casual. Summary: act iii, scene ii in belmont, portia begs bassanio to delay choosing between the caskets for a day or two if bassanio chooses incorrectly, portia r. In the end, of course, bassanio wins portia, lorenzo and jessica escape, but antonio can't pay his debt on time and shylock demands his pound of flesh in the court of law in the courtroom portia gives her famous “quality of mercy” speech, one of the well-known shakespeare speeches which is often excerpted however. Ultimately, disguise in shakespeare is a dramatic figure for the appeal of ethos or persona that is unavoidable in human speech second, once disguised, she discovers that antonio and bassanio are closer than they should be, given that bassanio has just married her while disguised, portia hears her. Act, scene, line (click to see in context), speech text 1 i,1,70 good signiors both, when shall we laugh say, when you grow exceeding strange: must it be so 2 i,1,77 i will not fail you 3 i,1,121 gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all venice his reasons are as two 4 i,1,129. Offer bassanio a subliminal clue as an expression of her hopeful wish that bassanio choose the right casket critics argue that portia's fixing of the lottery in favor of bassanio would clearly go against her father's how does nerissa come to talk about bassanio to portia, suggesting him as a potential suitor, when there was.
Antonio's unexplained depression – in sooth i know not why i am so sad – and utter devotion to bassanio has led some critics to theorise that he is suffering from unrequited love for bassanio and is depressed because bassanio is coming to an age where he will marry a woman in his plays and poetry shakespeare often. It is not my point here to analyze this speech in depth the gist of it is clear enough for my purpose: the “lady” is not someone antonio can ignore nevertheless, based upon the magnanimity he displayed just a few moments before, we would expect antonio to immediately offer bassanio whatever he needs from the store of. Bassanio's character is more fully drawn than antonio's, but it does not possess the powerful individuality that shakespeare gives to his portraits of portia and shylock first off, when one begins considering bassanio, one should dismiss all the critics who condemn him for his financial habits bassanio's request to antonio.
The significance of this speech for the plot will become apparent in act iii when antonio's ships are indeed reported function is to make a criticism of antonio's theatrical posturing, his melancholy pose: in particular, he bassanio's first thought is for antonio's hurt feelings he too makes an issue of gratiano's talkativeness. Portia greets bassanio, who introduces her to antonio, who reports in turn that he has been acquitted in the courts of venice gratiano and the idyllic quality of life in belmont has led some critics to declare that the merchant of venice is a “ fairy story” into which the dark and dramatic figure of shylock trespasses certainly.
Critics put aside the fact that bassanio and portia have a connection from their past encounters (11163–64), just as they tend to downplay bassanio's long speech of praise for portia after he has chosen the correct casket (32115–48), a speech longer by ten lines than the earlier, supposedly opportunistic. Shakespeare's merchant of venice act 3 scene 2 with complete analysis. And in case we were thinking of patronising the american interloper, pacino gives an object lesson on speaking the verse, matching and often joseph fiennes is his friend bassanio, in love with a beautiful young woman, portia ( lynn collins), who, like a princess in a fairy tale, is a prisoner to her late.
When bassanio chooses the right casket, portia joyously pours out her commitment to him in a fairly long speech she gives him a ring to seal their union and asks that he never remove it bassanio is somewhat overwhelmed by her outpouring and promises that only death would part him from her gift bassanio, in spite of.
Graziano and lorenzo remark that antonio does not look well before exiting, leaving bassanio alone with antonio bassanio however, in order to woo portia, bassanio needs to borrow enough money so that he can act like a true nobleman antonio why does bassanio come to talk to antonio act 1. You think about what bassanio, who is speaking, means — what motivates him, what kind of intellect, affect, and so forth might bring forth this utterance this is what socrates understood before plato paid any attention to his hectoring criticism, and even ferocious mockery, of the smug, pompous. Portia loves a young venetian gentleman named bassanio and hopes he will pursue her however, her interest comes with a hitch as dictated by her father, the suitor who wins her hand must pass a test and choose from among three chests filled with gold, silver or lead each chest has an inscription: the gold box says,.