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The Merchant Of venice

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The Merchant Of Venice

When William Shakespear wrote, The merchant Of

Venice, he made a female character that has a huge influence on

the play. In most of his work, the women don’t have much

power and are not very smart. In the Merchant Of Venice,

Portia is a woman that saves the life of a man using her head.

Another woman created by Shakespear that is a lot alike with

Portia is Beatrice, from Much Ado about Nothing. Both of these

ladies add to the main theme of the plays because of their

brains, and smart remarks, as well as being careing. The

Women share many qualities as well as differences. Portia seems

to Be one of Shakespear’s greatest Characters Because of her

great looks and intelligence her high moral seriousness plays a

role in her character as well. Portia is known throughout the

world because of her amazing qualities. She seems to be able to

handle any situation with her wit. In Most of Shakespear’s plays

the women are made to be less then the men. In the Fourth act

after Portia has saved the life of Antonio, She uses her wit just

as Beatrice would she says,
“ I see sir, you are liberal in offers.
You taught me first to beg...” .
Portia is thought of as an angel having no flaws, which you can tell when Bassanio describes her to Antonio and says,
“ In Belmont is a lady richly left,
and she is fair and fairer the that word,
of wonderous virtues. Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth,
For the four winds blow in from every coast,
renowned suitors , and her sunny locks
hang hang on her temples like a golden fleece,
which makes her seat of Belmont Colchis’ strond and many Jasons come in quest of her.”

Portia is basically the perfect renaissance lady. She is not

ambitious, she is restrictive . She is way modest, She does not

hold herself above others. Her generosity makes her want to

have more wealth, s...

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