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Merchant of Venice Act 2 Themes and Characters analysed.
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Han Xian He
Zhang Yu Chen
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"Hath feared the valiant"
He is very boastful, trying to convince Portia that he is brave as heroes would cower in fear upon seeing him.
"The best regarded virgins of our clime Have loved it too"
He is boasting once again that his charm and bravery attracts all women to him.
"If Hercules and Lichas play at dice Which is the better man, the greater throw May turn by fortune from the weaker hand."
Although he is very boastful and brave, he knows that only luck would play a part in his bid to marry Portia, and states that it might in fact be the weaker man who gets Portia. (Which actually does happen)
"then, stood as fair As any corner I have looked on yet For my affection"
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