Examples Of Gratitude In Merchant Of Venice

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This paper attempts to enlighten the Gratitude and courtesy of Antonio in the Merchant of Venice. Bassanio borrowed money from Antonio and he hasn’t paid it back, again he asks money from him. Even though Antonio’s money is tied up in the ships, he helped Bassanio by borrowing money from Shylock. Shylock lends the money to Antonio and insists him to pay at the specified date otherwise he may take a pound of Antonio's flesh. Antonio accepts the condition. With money at hand Bassanio went to Belmont and married Portia. After a while he received a letter that Antonia was unable to pay the loan. So Shylock has brought Antonia before the court. Antonio a man with Gratitude and Courtesy saved him from the evil bond. Portia disguise herself as a lawyer and argued and saved the life of Antonio

Keywords: Courtesy, Gratitude,
A pound of flesh, Evil bond, injustice

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In this play Antonio is a wealthy Venetian merchant. Antonia's friend Bassanio already borrowed money from him; he didn't return the money. Again Bassanio need money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. Antonia agrees but now he is unable to make money himself because his own money was invested in a number of trade ships that were still at sea. Antonia suggests Bassanio to secure the loan from the moneylender Shylock and he himself as the loan's guarantor. Shylock offers Basssanio three thousand ducats with no interest upon one condition, if Bassanio is unable to repay the money at the specific time, he may take a pound of Antonia's flesh. Bassanio refuses Antonia not to accept the deal but Antonio accept the condition and signed the

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