Silks, spices, jewels and other expensive items were bought and sold there - including slaves. It had the reputation of being full of fashion, culture and sophistication. It would have been a very exotic location for an Elizabethan audience.
Before the trial proper begins, what does Antonio say the Duke has already tried to do 4.
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Why is he coming?
While the Duke is reading the letter from Bellario see 4. What is Shylock doing while the Duke and Nerissa are talking 4. What is the message of Bellario's letter 4.
As readers we have stage directions telling us that Nerissa and Portia enter in disguise? Does an audience seeing the play for the first time know who they are?
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Why must Shylock then be merciful 4. How does this discussion help us see the purpose and focus of the "quality of mercy" speech 4. What religious message does the speech contain? What religion does the message come from? How likely is Shylock to respond favorably to it?
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Willson,View of Justice in Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure, 70Notre Dame L. Rev stand the interplay between "mercy" and "justice." For a "lawyer.
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