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The Merchant Of Venice Act 1 In the fist act Antonio is introduced as the Merchant of Venice A friend of him Bassanio desperately needs money because all of his money is on his ships and he wants to go to Belmont to visit the woman of his dreams Portia Therefore he goes to Antonio to ask if he is willing to go to Shylock and ask him if he can have 3000 ducats Antonio agrees and goes to Shylock and explains that he has to pay it back within 3 months If he doesnt do this he may cut one pound of his fair flesh Act 2 In Belmont the casket bond proceeds with two already rejected news comes that Bassanio is at Portias gate Meanwhile Shylock is left bewailing the loss of his ducats and his daughter that has run away with Lorenzo and the treasure Shylock doesnt like this at all because he really doenst like the Christians and Lorenzo is a Christian Act 3 Jessica is now together with Lorenzo She is a Jew and hes a Christian Jessica is embarrassed to be a Jew is planning to change religion for Lorenzo Shylock is still looking for them and is very mad when he finds out that she has sold a ring that was given to Shylock by his wife for a monkey Meanwhile Bassanio is picking one of the caskets and takes the correct one the leaden casket He may now marry Portia Because Antonio hasnt paid back the 3000 ducats he had lend from Shylock Shylock may have one pound of his fair flesh Shylock takes it to court Act 4 Still in the court of law Portia and Nerissa have disguised themselves as doctor and clerk Shylock wants his revenge on the Christians because they treat him like a dog and spit on him He wants his bond and the one pound
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