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What was the criteria that Portia's father demanded for the hand of his daughters?

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jblbelize | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 13, 2007 at 10:16 AM via web

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What was the criteria that Portia's father demanded for the hand of his daughters?

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted March 13, 2007 at 11:30 PM (Answer #1)

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the terms of her late father’s will. They state that whoever seeks to marry Portia must solve the riddle of the three caskets—one gold, one silver, one lead, each with an inscription—or, failing in the attempt, agree to remain a bachelor for the rest of his days.

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dk3006 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted October 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM (Answer #2)

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The criteria demanded by Portia's father was as follows. To choose the correct casket without any help or clues from anyone else and if unsuccessful you must leave Belmont and never try for Portia's hand in marriage.

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