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GCSE English 9th of January 2013
ssay on The Merchant of Venice Plot Summary | | | |
| ACT 1 Bassanio badly needs a favour from his close friend Antonio - money in order to woo the wealthy heiress Portia. Though Antonio's capital is tied up overseas, he gladly agrees to let Bassanio borrow the money in his name. Bassanio arranges a loan with the moneylender Shylock, who spots an opportunity to be revenged on his old foe Antonio - jokingly suggesting a contract stipulating that if the money is not repaid on time, Shylock can have a pound of Antonio's flesh. Confident that his cash flow will improve, Antonio consents. I...

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