Analysis Of The Play, Merchant Of Venice, By William Shakespeare

1346 Words Nov 26th, 2015 6 Pages
Risk is the essence of life. It tastes bitter like coffee, but it rewards you by making you get up and continue stronger. There are many factors that make one determined to take risks, but the strongest ones belong to the people we love. In such cases, taking risks could reach to sacrificing one 's self for his or her loved ones. When one truly cares and loves a person, they take risky actions and decisions for them blindly. This idea of taking great risks for one 's precious ones is often explored through literature. In the play, Merchant Of Venice, the playwright William Shakespeare, utilizes powerful characterization to suggest that taking risks for the people one loves, blinds one of the consequences that may arise.

Portia is a kind woman who risks her life, her money and her inheritance for the people she loves without caring about the consequences. In the play, Portia takes a great risk by agreeing to fulfill her fathers will of not being able to choose the man she marries nor refuse a man she may not desire. Portia 's father develops a lottery that determines her fate and binds her to three caskets that decide who will marry her. Although Portia can disregard her father 's will and marry whoever she desires, she chooses to be obedient and risks marrying someone she does not love. This is evident when Nerissa advises Portia to "refuse to perform your father 's will if you should refuse to accept him" referring to one of Portia 's suitors, yet, Portia still adheres to…

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