Court case - Antonio the Christian Vs Shylock the Jew.

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Court case – Antonio the Christian Vs Shylock the Jew

The Magnificoes, Antonio, Bassanio, Graitiano and Solanio enter the court.

Shylock is asked to enter the court. Solanio goes and gets him. Shylock is ready waiting behind the door.

Shylock is asked to show Mercy but he says that he has sworn to himself that he will have his bond. Bassanio agues with Shylock decision.

The amount of money that Antonio failed to pay back (3000 ducats) is offered to Shylock but he refuses. He is then offered 6,000 ducats double the sum but still he refuses saying that he wants his bond. He tells the court that if this wish were denied then the laws in Venice will be worthless.

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Bellario is asked to enter the court to help decide on this case. Instead there is a lawyers clerk with a letter from Bellario standing at the door.

The lawyer’s clerk is permitted into the court and the letter is read. Shylock, While the duke is reading the letter, is sharpening his knife.

There is another argument with Shylock and Graitiano who is trying to insult him. It is announced that a learned doctor has come instead of Bellario the layers clerk is told that the learned doctor Balthazar is permitted to enter the court. Meanwhile the ...

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