List of Characters
Master List of Characters
Antonio—a merchant of Venice and intimate friend of Bassanio.
Salerio—friend to both Antonio and Bassanio.
Solanio—friend to both Antonio and Bassanio.
Bassanio—a young gentleman of Venice in financial difficulty; suitor to Portia and intimate friend of Antonio.
Lorenzo—friend of Bassanio and Antonio; Christian lover of the Jewish woman, Jessica.
Gratiano—friend of Bassanio and Antonio; joins Bassanio’s expedition to Belmont; romancer of Nerissa.
Portia—a wealthy heiress of Belmont; she approves of Bassanio’s suit to her.
Nerissa—Portia’s waiting woman and confidante; approves Gratiano’s...
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