you could read the analysis of the merchant of venice from the link below. this might help!!
If you mean to find a summary of the plot, simply type that in your search engine. Proffesor Halio(Oxford edition, 1993 and 1998?) noted that "critics have noticed the play's mixture of realism and convention, or artifice and naturalism." Of course, one may type questions in the search MV box(above right).