The Caskets in The Merchant of Venice

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Shakespeare

 

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Barbara B

 

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January 23, 2017

 

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He desires Portia because she is beautiful, just like he believes he is. He learned that his vanity and greed will not gain him her hand in marriage. His vanity is shown when he decides to go straight to the caskets, before getting to know Portia better. Greed is shown when he chooses the gold casket because it is “ten times” more valued than the silver or the gold...
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Greed is shown when he chooses the gold casket because it is “ten times” more valued than the silver or the gold. The silver casket represents what many men deserve. Its inscription reads, “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.” A man is not deserving of Portia until he has gotten to know her first...
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