Antonio Merchant Of Venice

What does Antonio say at the start of the play that shows he is in bad form? In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:It wearies me; you say it wearies you;And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,That I have much ado to know myself.
How does Antonio respond to the suggestion he is worried about his merchandise? Believe me, no: I thank my fortune for it,My ventures are not in one bottom trusted,Therefore my merchandise makes me not sad.
How does Antonio respond to the suggestion that he is in love? Fie, fie!
What does Solanio say that shows that Antonio and Bassanio are good friends? Here comes Bassanio, your most noble kinsman,Gratiano and Lorenzo. Fare ye well:We leave you now with better company.
What does Gratiano say about Antonio’s demeanor at the start of the play? You look not well, Signior Antonio;You have too much respect upon the world:
What does Antonio say to Gratiano that shows he has a bleak world view? I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano;A stage where every man must play a part,And mine a sad one.
How does Bassanio begin to explain his financial predicament to Antonio? ‘Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,How much I have disabled mine estate,By something showing a more swelling portThan my faint means would grant continuance:
How does Antonio assure Bassanio he will do all in his power to help him? And if it stand, as you yourself still do,Within the eye of honour, be assured,My purse, my person, my extremest means,Lie all unlock’d to your occasions.
How does Antonio offer to help Bassanio, despite most of his wealth being tied up in stock? Thou know’st that all my fortunes are at sea;Neither have I money nor commodityTo raise a present sum: therefore go forth;Try what my credit can in Venice do:
What is Shylock’s evaluation of Antonio, from a risk point of view? Antonio is a good man.
How does Shylock reveal his opinions of Antonio in an aside speech? How like a fawning publican he looks!I hate him for he is a Christian,But more for that in low simplicityHe lends out money gratis and brings downThe rate of usance here with us in Venice.
How do we learn that there is a history between Antonio and Shylock? If I can catch him once upon the hip,I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
What is the first insult Antonio hurls at Shylock regarding Shylocks explanation of how he makes money? Mark you this, Bassanio,The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
What are some of the past grievances Shylock lists that Antonio had subject him to? Signior Antonio, many a time and oftIn the Rialto you have rated meAbout my moneys and my usances:Still have I borne it with a patient shrug, For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine,
Name some of the disgusting things Antonio did to Shylock? You, that did void your rheum upon my beardAnd foot me as you spurn a stranger cur
What is Antonio’s unrepentant response to Shylock’s accusations? I am as like to call thee so again,
When Shylock changes his approach from confrontation to appeasement, what does he say? Go with me to a notary, seal me thereYour single bond; and, in a merry sport,If you repay me ……. let the forfeitBe nominated for an equal pound Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and takenIn what part of your body pleaseth me.
What is Antonio’s immediate reaction to Shylock’s offer? Content, i’ faith: I’ll seal to such a bondAnd say there is much kindness in the Jew.
How does Antonio show his complacency and disregard of the threat within the bond? Why, fear not, man; I will not forfeit it:Within these two months, that’s a month beforeThis bond expires, I do expect returnOf thrice three times the value of this bond.
What prophetic statement does Salanio make regarding Shylock’s reaction to the elopement? Let good Antonio look he keep his day,Or he shall pay for this.
What rumours of misfortune affecting Antonio are beginning to circulate? Why, yet it lives there uncheck’d that Antonio hatha ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas;
What is Shylock’s reaction to the news of Antonio’s misfortune? There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, aprodigal, who dare scarce show his head on theRialto; a beggar, that was used to come so smug uponthe mart; let him look to his bond: he was wont tocall me usurer; let him look to his bond: he was wont to lend money for a Christian courtesy; let himlook to his bond.
At first, what is Shylock’s response as to why he will insist on taking a pound of Antonio’s flesh? (Opening of the Humanity speech) To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,it will feed my revenge.
When Shylock expands on his reasons for wanting to pursue the bond, what reasons does he give for hating Antonio?(Humanity speech) He hath disgraced me, andhindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted mybargains, cooled my friends, heated mineenemies; and what’s his reason? I am a Jew.
How does Shylock claim that there is no difference between Jews and Christians? (Humanity speech) Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed withthe same food, hurt with the same weapons, subjectto the same diseases, healed by the same means,warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, asa Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poisonus, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we notrevenge? If we are like you in the rest, we willresemble you in that.
Why does Shylock feel justified in seeking revenge?(close of the Humanity speech) If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christianwrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be byChristian example? Why, revenge. The villany youteach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but Iwill better the instruction.
When Tubal informs Shylock that Antonio is likely to default, what is Shylock’s reaction? I am very glad of it: I’ll plague him; I’ll torturehim: I am glad of it.
What is Bassanio’s reaction to Antonio’s letter telling him of his misfortune? O sweet Portia,Here are a few of the unpleasant’st wordsThat ever blotted paper!
How does Shylock begin to goad Antonio as Antonio is being placed in jail pending the court case? Gaoler, look to him: tell not me of mercy;This is the fool that lent out money gratis:Gaoler, look to him.
How does Antonio begin to plead with Shylock? Hear me yet, good Shylock.
How does Shylock show he has no intention of listening to Antonio’s pleas? I’ll have my bond; speak not against my bond:I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond.Thou call’dst me dog before thou hadst a cause;But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs:
What does Antonio say that suggests he realises the futility of begging Shylock for mercy? Let him alone:I’ll follow him no more with bootless prayers.
How does the Duke show he has sympathy for Antonio? I am sorry for thee: thou art come to answerA stony adversary, an inhuman wretchuncapable of pity, void and emptyFrom any dram of mercy.
How does Antonio show that he is ready to face Shylock? I do oppose My patience to his fury, and am arm’dTo suffer, with a quietness of spirit,The very tyranny and rage of his.
What reason does Shylock give to the Duke for pursuing the bond? So can I give no reason, nor I will not,More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing I bear Antonio, that I follow thusA losing suit against him.
What is Bassanio’s reaction to Shylock’s reasons he gave the Duke? This is no answer, thou unfeeling man,To excuse the current of thy cruelty.
What is Shylock’s dismissive response to Bassanio’s reaction? I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
How does Antonio request that people stop wasting their time begging Shylock to relent? therefore, I do beseech you, Make no more offers, use no farther means,But with all brief and plain conveniencyLet me have judgment and the Jew his will.
What does Antonio say that reveals a defeatist attitude, and links to the opening lines of the play? I am a tainted wether of the flock,Meetest for death: the weakest kind of fruitDrops earliest to the ground;
How does Antonio react to the judgement that Shylock’s life is now in his hands? So please my lord the duke and all the court To quit the fine for one half of his goods,I am content;
What does Antonio stipulate regarding Jessica and Lorenzo? so he will let me haveThe other half in use, to render it,Upon his death, unto the gentlemanThat lately stole his daughter:
What are Antonio’s final demands on Shylock? Two things provided more, that, for this favour,He presently become a Christian;The other, that he do record a gift,Here in the court, of all he dies possess’d,Unto his son Lorenzo and his daughter