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Caskets of Fortune Word is spread a fair maiden awaits suiters to challenge the puzzle to win her hand and marriage and in wealth Her father has passed away leaving her with only a memory of him and more dumbfounded suiters come and challenge to see if they really are the one to inherit the fortune There are three caskets First of gold who this inscription bears Who Chooseth me shall gain what many men desire The second silver which this promise carries Who Chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves This third dull lead with warning all as blunt Who Chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath The suiters are The Prince of Morocco a self absorbed sponge The Prince of Arrogon an arrogant and he doesnt show his true face and finally Bassanio a kind individual who is in debt to his friend First we start with the Prince of Morocco some say his name fits well with moron He did chose the right casket for him but he didnt chose the one that held the fair counterfeit of lady Portia This man chose the golden casket because it is gaudy and shows wealth in its appearance The reason for this is because he was raised with wealth always around him he is royalty so everything was always given to him and he never did anything wrong because his royalty had always covered up for it He read the inscription on the golden casket which inscribes Who Chooseth me shall gain what many men desire Of course his mind is set when he sees the others because he makes them look less than what they are and gold is always higher in value he even says A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross Saying his mind will never stoop lower than gold Ill then or give nor hazard aught for lead He will
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