Merchant of Venice

Who was Antonio? Merchant of Venice
Who was Bassanio? Antonio’s best friend, had a lot of debts, came to Antonio for money to win Portia
Who was Gratiano? Good friend of Antonio and Bassanio, went to Belmont with Bassanio, loud and rowdy
Who was Portia? Heiress of Belmont, dead father, contest to decide husband
Who was Shylock? Jew, wishes for exact revenge on Antonio, money loaner
Who was Jessica? Shylock’s daughter, converts to Christianity, is Lorenzo’s lover
Who was Solanio? A minor character
Who was Launcelot Gobbo? Funny clown character, was Shylock’s servant then later works for Bassanio
Who was Lorenzo? Runs away with Jessica, Jessica’s lover
Who was Prince of Morocco? Portia’s first suitor, over confident, strong, chooses gold box
Who was Prince of Arragon? Chooses silver box, one of Portia’s suitors, thinks he deserves Portia
Who was the Duke of Venice? Head judge of the court
Who was Tubal? Friend of Shylock?
What’s Venice? Main setting
What’s Belmont? Portia’s estate
What’s Rialto? The merchant port, where Antonio’s ships were “wrecked”
“Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter/My sober house.” Shylock
“Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost,/I have a father, you a daughter lost.” Jessica
“I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave; thus losers part?” Prince of Morocco
“O, love be moderate; allay thy ecstasy;/ In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess!” Portia
“The villainy you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.” Shylock
“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!/ Here will we sit, and let sounds of music/ Creep in our ears.” Lorenzo
Define edifice large building or organization
Define visage face or appearance
Define exhortation an urgent appeal
Define superfluity a superabundant or excessive amount
Define imputation an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation
Define supposition something that is assumed
Define albeit even if; in spite of
Define forfeiture something that is given up; a penalty
Define estimable valuable
Define impertinent insolently rude, uncivil, obstreperous
Define demurely characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved
Define preferment the act of advancing to a higher position or office, a promotion
Define heinous hateful, abominable; totally reprehensible
Define gormandize to overeat or eat immodestly
Define amorous of or pertaining to love; devoted
Define solemnized performed/to perform the ceremony of; observe or perform with dignity or gravity
Define injunction commands, directions
Define barbarous uncivilized or primitive
Define prolixity wordiness; tediously lengthy
Define amity friendly relationship
Power and courage should bring rewards. Prince of Morocco
One should not be led astray by outward show. Bassanio
An individual should accept whatever role fate assigns. Antonio
Justice should be tempered with mercy. Portia
Repay evil with evil. Shylock