The Merchant of Venice (Rupa) – William Shakespeare|The plot of The Merchant of Venice, which draws on ancient folktales, centers on the vengeful moneylender Shylock trying to exact a-figurative and literal-pound of flesh from the wealthy merchant Antonio, who borrows money from him for his friend Bassanio. The latter needs it to court the rich heiress Portia. The play’s famous document is brought about when Portia, disguised as a lawyer, successfully defends Antonio from Shylock’s vicious legal suit.
The Merchant of Venice (Rupa) – William Shakespeare
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