Bassanio went to Portia’s kingdom to ask her hand in marriage BACK TO MAIN MENU
Portia told him what happened to others who tried and its consequence BACK TO MAIN MENU
Bassanio should choose the casket which contains Portia’s picture and letter
There are 3 caskets that you have to choose from. If you were Bassanio, which casket would you choose?
“ All that glitters is not gold ” You can’t always judge a book by its cover. People are often tricked by false appearances. Appearances are often deceiving, and human desire (for wealth, sex, what have you) can be dangerous. SORRY! TRY AGAIN
"Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves." whoever chooses the silver casket is a fool who'll get what he deserves (a picture of another fool). TRY AGAIN
"Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath“ the lead chest, which is made of a very humble metal, seems to symbolize inner beauty and modesty “ You who don’t judge by looks alone, Have better luck, and make the right choice. Since this prize is yours, Be happy with it, and don’t look for a new one. If you’re happy with what you’ve won And accept this prize as your blissful destiny, Then turn to where your lady is, And claim her with a loving kiss.”
Let’s remember! Our decisions show or reveal who we are as a person, our character, and view of things.