The Merchant of Venice - Trial Scene
“The Merchant of Venice”
Analyse how ONE main character’s attempts to solve a problem were important to the text as a whole.
In the text, “The Merchant of Venice,” written and performed by Shakespeare, Antonio, the merchant, borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, to send his friend Bassanio overseas to woo and marry Portia. However, failing to pay back the money in time, Shylock takes Antonio to court demanding a pound of his flesh in payment. Portia, one