Short Answers of drama Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare

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How The Merchant of Venice is a romantic comedy?

The Merchant of Venice is a romantic comedy because it is rich in romantic elements like the events; lottery of caskets, great and gripping trial scene, young maiden acts as a lawyer and becomes the savior of virtue in trouble, and lyrical poetic beauty in the last scene.

How The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy or tragi-comedy?

The Merchant of Venice is mingling of comic and tragic elements like happy ending for Antonio, Bassanio, Portia and Jessica but tragic for the Shylock.

Who is the real merchant of Venice Antonio or Shylock?

The real merchant of the Venice is Antonio because in the opening scene of the play he is presented as rich merchant that his rich ventures, tossing on the oceans. He has worldwide trade but Shylock is only cruel money lender and usurer.

What is the significance of the title The Merchant of Venice?

The title of the play The Merchant of Venice is significant because it represents the Antonio who is real merchant of Venice. He has pivotal role in the plot that the bond story, trail scene has direct relation and casket story is also indirectly related to Antonio.

What are the main and sub plots in the play?

In the play The Merchant of Venice the main plot is the bond story and other sub plots are the casket story, Lorenzo and Jessica episode and the story of ring.

Who is Portia in the drama The Merchant of Venice?

Portia a beautiful lady is the rich heiress of Belmont. Bassanio’s beloved and later they married. She is witty, humorous and modest character.

What do you know about Shylock in The Merchant of Venice?

Shylock is rich Jew and money lender. He is the father of Jessica. He is hypocrite, cunning, blood-thirsty and vindictive. His passion for money and revenge are leading traits.

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