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Merchant of Venice Summary and Analysis of Act 1
It wearies me, you say it wearies you. SALARINO Your mind is tossing on the ocean, There where your argosies with portly sail Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, 10 Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea Do overpeer the petty traffickers That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings. I should be still Plucking the grass to know where sits the wind, Piring in maps for ports and piers and roads; And every object that might make me fear 20 Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt Would make me sad. Shall I have the thought To think on this, and shall I lack the thought That such a thing bechanced would make me sad? But tell not me: I know Antonio 40 Is sad to think upon his merchandise.
Antonio , a merchant, is in a melancholic state of mind and unable to find a reason for his depression. His friends Salerio and Solanio attempt to cheer him up by telling him that he is only worried about his ships returning safely to port. Antonio, however, denies that he is worried about his ships and remains depressed. His two friends leave after Bassanio , Graziano and Lorenzo arrive. Graziano and Lorenzo remark that Antonio does not look well before exiting, leaving Bassanio alone with Antonio. Bassanio informs Antonio that he has been prodigal with his money and that he currently has accumulated substantial debts.
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The Merchant of Venice by: William Shakespeare. Character List Shylock Portia Antonio. Act 1 Scene 1. Original Text Modern Text Is to come fairly off from the great debts. I just want to be honorable and pay off the big debts that piled up when I was living the high life. Please let me know your plan, Bassanio. Back when I was a schoolboy, if I lost an arrow I would try to find it by shooting another arrow in the same direction, watching the second arrow more carefully than I had the first.
The Rialto is the business district of Venice, where the merchants meet. The Merchant of Venice by: William Shakespeare. Character List Shylock Portia Antonio. Act 1 Scene 3. For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.