The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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What are the similarities of Portia and Shylock in Merchant of Venice?

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Although Portia is supposed to represent “good” in this play and Shylock “evil”, they share some qualities. Both of them can be manipulative and each of them, in their own way, fails to extend mercy. Shylock refuses to extend mercy to Antonio . When the duke and Antonio’s friends ask Shylock to drop his case against him, he refuses. He...

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