Pg. 183 – 185<br />By Anirudh Iyer<br />Act 5, Scene 1<br />
<ul><li>Why does shylock believe that the duke has no choice but to enforce the terms of the bond?
What are the new laws which Portia cites which lead to shylock getting trapped?
What are the things Portia requests of Bassanio and Antonio and what is the argument  Bassanio poses for this request?</li...
Characters in Act 5, Scene 1<br />Jessica: Having eloped with Lorenzo escaped to Belmont and is now overseeing Portia mans...
<ul><li> The use of mythology mainly applies to the setting which Lorenzo describes  as “the moon shines bright. In such a...
After this many great feats are recalled as to be done on a night like this.</li></ul>Use of Mythology<br />
<ul><li>At first Lorenzo mentions the story of Troilus which occurs in troy and is a story of forbidden lovers. Surprising...
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  1. 1. Pg. 183 – 185<br />By Anirudh Iyer<br />Act 5, Scene 1<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why does shylock believe that the duke has no choice but to enforce the terms of the bond?
  3. 3. What are the new laws which Portia cites which lead to shylock getting trapped?
  4. 4. What are the things Portia requests of Bassanio and Antonio and what is the argument Bassanio poses for this request?</li></ul>Questions<br />
  5. 5. Characters in Act 5, Scene 1<br />Jessica: Having eloped with Lorenzo escaped to Belmont and is now overseeing Portia mansion with her husband.<br />Lorenzo: Is enjoying a romantic night out with his wife on the day before Portia returns.<br />Stephano: A messenger from Portia who gives news that Portia will return the following day. He tells them that she was praying.<br />Launcelot: The messenger of Bassanio arrives saying that his master will arrive in the morning with good news <br />
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  7. 7. <ul><li> The use of mythology mainly applies to the setting which Lorenzo describes as “the moon shines bright. In such a night as this when the sweet wind gently kiss the trees, and they did make no noise, in such a night”.
  8. 8. After this many great feats are recalled as to be done on a night like this.</li></ul>Use of Mythology<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>At first Lorenzo mentions the story of Troilus which occurs in troy and is a story of forbidden lovers. Surprisingly this is also a play by Shakespeare.
  10. 10. Jessica then mentions Thisbe, who was forbidden to marry Pyramus. In this story both the protagonists die.</li></ul>Continued:<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Dido is a celebrated character in the Aeneid by Virgil this is because she helped with many of the conquests done by Aeneas.
  12. 12. Jessica talks of Medea who is now considered a ruthless witch who killed her children because of a small feud. But then she was considered as a kind healer who brought her father in law back to life
  13. 13. All of these stories pertain to lovers as that is what Jessica and Lorenzo are. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In the first page the speech is alternating between Jessica and Lorenzo who first keep recalling different stories they have heard from the past.
  14. 14. Then they start talking about things which each other did in the same format. This verse is very poetic
  15. 15. There is also a lot of imagery.eg. When Lorenzo describes the night</li></ul>Writing Style<br />
  16. 16. THANK YOU<br />
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