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gbeatty eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Portia's plan…for what?
If you mean Portia's plan to save Antonio, it is to get him to hold to the letter of the law, and then to force him to apply it so strictly that it can't be done: to take a pound of flesh without spilling any blood.

This gives him technical justice while actually defeating him.

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The Merchant of Venice

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