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why didn't portia trust bassanio in act 3 scene 2
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If you mean that she fears that he might choose the wrong casket, we find that in Act 1, scene 2, most of the other suitors say that they are leaving Belmont unless Portia "may be won by some other sort than your father's imposition, depending on the caskets"(1.2.90 or so). It seems that others fear the "riddling contest"(Bevington). One might recall the Friar's comment in ROMEO AND JULIET: "Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. / Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift"(ROM2.3.55 or so).
Posted by muddy-mettled on March 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM (Answer #1)
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