Essays Tagged: "Bassanio"

The Alternative Sexual Directions in the Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice Essay: The Relationship between Antonio and BassanioAntonio, the protagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come ... ry, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come up on a hypothesis that Antonio is gay and Bassanio is a bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. Bassani ... bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. Bassanio is a male. Bassanio likes Antonio in a romantic way and also loves Portia, a female.Also, there is another pair ...

(1 pages) 46 0 4.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Discussing the tensions and oppositions in the play, 'Merchant of Vencie' by William Shakespeare

utual hatred shared between the Christians sand the Jews and the love that can prosper, for example Bassanio and Portia.One of the biggest themes running through this play is the competition for Porti ... she had with her father. In Belmont, while the trial is being held she is left alone at Portia and Bassanio's home, this gives her time to contemplate what her life would have been like, if she hadn' ...

(7 pages) 25 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Same sex friendships are stronger than any other relationships" Discuss with reference to 'The Merchant of Venice'.

less open, close relationships.The Merchant of Venice shows a strong male bond between Antonio and Bassanio, and strengthens the idea that male friendship outweighs all other considerations. Karen Ne ... mply trafficking women and that the exchange "promotes and secures bonds of male friendship between Bassanio and Antonio". I agree with the idea that the issues within the play tend to strengthen the ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Themes of the Merchant of Venice

is another character of this play and he is a fairly rich merchant. Antonio has a very good friend Bassanio, who wants to marry Portia, a wealthy woman who is Shakespeare's heroine.PrejudiceAt first, ... sting to me, that Antonio, even though he hates Shylock so much, comes for help to Shylock. Because Bassanio, Antonio's good friend, needs money to be able to marry Portia, Antonio goes to Shylock for ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What fairytale elements can be discerned in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice?'

and if he chooses the correct one he will be able to marry Portia. However, Portia's ideal suitor, Bassanio, choosing the correct casket, completes this element and they are able to fall in love and ... of three as well. This part of the play involves three of the main characters (Shylock, Antonio and Bassanio). The bond made between Shylock and Antonio is worth three thousand ducats and Antonio has ...

(7 pages) 33 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Bassiano's Reversal of Religious Roles in "The Merchant of Venice"

e play by Christian characters. However, there are several instances where this claim proves false. Bassanio can be interpreted as one such character that strays from the established ideals of his rel ... erpreted as having materialistic (rather than spiritual) undertones.A notable instance that implies Bassanio's reversal of religious roles occurs when he opens the lead casket (Act III, scene ii, line ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

This is an essay on the topic of religious presence in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

themes operate throughout the story, the most evident and important kinship is that of Antonio and Bassanio, the two Christian friends. The strong bond between the merchant and his friend is enabled ... nd his friend is enabled mostly through the personality of Antonio. Antonio's friendly love towards Bassanio consists of care and respect. Similarly, the same is shown from Bassanio, along with loyalt ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Managing Big Bucks for Costly Colleges

, meeting the expense of college education can be a breeze.In Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio was in need of a loan to travel to see his beloved Portia. Although Bassanio's friend, Anto ... beloved Portia. Although Bassanio's friend, Antonio, was unable to lend him the money, he directed Bassanio to a moneylender. Bassanio, as well as other debtors, should be aware of all factors when r ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Merchant Of Venice

or don't use appearances in their judgements are the Prince of Moracco, the Prince of Arragon, and Bassanio. First, the most obvious character obsessed with looks is the Prince of Mor ... for. The Prince of Arragon did let appearances interfere with his judgement. Third, Bassanio is the only character not concentrated entirely on outer looks. He says ''...the outward sh ...

(3 pages) 1088 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Theme of "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare

lock by his name, and everyone referred to him as a “Jew”.When Antonio’s best friend Bassanio needs money and Antonio does not have cash, he agrees to a loan with Shylock and signs the ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Notes on "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare

Antonio lends money for free to people who owe Shylock, and Shylock hates him because of that. When Bassanio comes to Shylock for a loan by the name of Antonio, he wants to get back at him and agrees ... pound of his own flesh to Shylock.Good friendship was shown in Act III Scene 2 between Antonio and Bassanio. Antonio agrees to sign the bond that Shylock made because Bassanio needed the money badly ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"The Merchant of Venice": Spirits Unite!

Portia and Bassanio, from the Merchant of Venice are committed to a spiritual union. In reference to these char ... a spiritual union means that they are connected to each other through their souls and spirits. When Bassanio chose right for the correct reason of appearance versus reality, he was automatically conne ... t love each other, but that they love each other in a special way. The ring that Portia presents to Bassanio is a symbol of their love and relationship together. If he was ever to lose it or take it o ...

(1 pages) 300 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Merchant Of Venice - Portia

the one who I was expected to love. It was out of the Prince of Morocco, the Prince of Arragon, or Bassanio, who would earn my heart, with Bassanio being the only one I had true feelings for. This ev ... l inside the lead casket, so that the winner would not be deceived and mislead by appearances. When Bassanio was the only man to choose this casket, I was filled with delight and joy. Maybe the choice ...

(2 pages) 474 1 3.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shylock: The Question of Sin

onio, on the other hand, is a Venice merchant who enters a contract with Shylock in order to assist Bassanio's (his friend's) romance with Portia. Shakespeare allows his audience to choose whether Shy ... ugh she feels guilty, Jessica wants to escape her father's house and enter into a relationship with Bassanio's friend, Lorenzo. "O Lorenzo, if thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, become a Chri ...

(5 pages) 1930 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Commentary on Passage from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: Act 3, Scene 2, lines 73-107

This key passage, taken from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, is a soliloquy given by Bassanio as he debates which of the caskets will grant him Portia’s hand in marriage. Some of t ... ppearance versus reality. This theme is explored through an assortment of examples and allusions as Bassanio carefully considers the riddle of the caskets. Bassanio’s character is given dramatic ...

(5 pages) 2490 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Critical Essay

In Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Portia is threatened by the possibility that her husband, Bassanio, is engaging in a homoerotic relationship with his dear friend Antonio. Throughout the play ... mploys non-heteronormative means to cement her heterosexual marriage.In entering into marriage with Bassanio, Portia is essentially signing all of her immense wealth over to him. As a female, by enter ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers