In The Merchant of Venice, is Antonio in love with Bassanio?
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I think Antonio is probably in love with Bassanio. At the begining of the play, Antonio is sad for some reason. When his friends ask him if he's worried about his ships at sea, he calmly explains why he isn't. But when they ask him if he's in love, he immediately shouts "Fie! Fie!" Meaning something similar to "Of course not!" It might just be me but this scenario seems familiar. When you ask a child, teenager, or sometimes young adult if he or she has a crush on someone, that person might respond by shouting something like "