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Merchant of Venice, Mind Maps

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The Merchant of Venice 1: Acts 1 and 2 A 5-in-3-in-1 Mind Map by:
David Tang is important Characters and language distributed. Event 1: Bassanio the Romeo need money to
woo Portia, his...uh... Juliet? In Belmont is a lady richly left,
And she is fair, and, fairer than that word,
Of wondrous virtues.
O my Antonio, had I but the means
To hold a rival place with one of them,
I have a mind presages me such thrift
That I should questionless be fortunate. Event 2: Antonio has no money, but urges
Bassanio to use his credit card(NIOT) Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea,
Neither have I money, nor commodity
To raise a present sum. Therefore go forth;
Try what my credit can in Venice do. Event 3: Portia the Juliet awaits her Romeo
who is not amongst the ridiculed princes If I live to be as old as Sibylla, I will die as chaste
Diana unless I be obtained by the manner of my
father's will. I am glad this parcel of wooers are so
reasonable, for there is not one among them but I dote
on his very absence, and I pray God grant them a fair
departure. All that trouble starts here because Bassanio has no money. Antonio's love for Bassanio propels him to let Bassanio use his credit card(NOT). Portia's Dad's Test of Love. Event 4: SHOWDOWN ONE! ANTOINIO VS SHYLOCK! Shylock: Antonio is a good man.
*Antonio Enters, AWKWARD*
Shylock: Fair sir, you spat on me on Wednesday last,
You spurned me such a day, another time
You called me dog, and for these courtesies
I'll lend you thus much moneys?
*Evil plan*
Shylock: If you repay me not on such a day,
In such a place, such sum or sums as are
Expressed in the condition, let the forfeit
Be nominated for an equal pound
Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken
In what part of your body pleaseth me. the Spit: the intolerance
the Flesh: revenge Event 5: In Shylock household, Shylock's servant AND daughter prepares to leave him Certainly, the Jew is the very devil incarnation; and, in my conscience, my conscience is but a kind of hard conscience, to offer to counsel me to stay with the Jew. O Lorenzo, if thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, become a Christian, and thy loving wife Poor Shylock is betrayed. Betrayal, happy face. Antonio the Merchant Rich merchant with numerous ships at sea
who is happy to risk his own life (unknowingly)
to rescue his good bro (more like lover). Bassanio the Romeo Rich (NOT) noble-kinda-guy who falls in love with Portia the Juliet. Nice manners, good bro with Antonio. Portia the Juliet Bassanio the Romeo's crush (DUH). Smart lady who didn't want to depend her fate on her dead dad's deal with her. Shylock the Weird-named Banker A discriminated (DUH) Jew who lends money (DUH) with interest (DUH). Pretty admirable guy if not for the pound of flesh. Hates Antonio whose fate is entwined with him (NOT). Colorful imagery by Solanio/Salerio/Whoever And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks, which touching but my gentle vessel’s side would scatter all her spices on the steam, enrobe the roaring waters with my silks. Scary stuff for merchants whose life (HINT HINT) depended on ships (END HINT HINT). OH MY, MIGHTY CHEWY METAPHOR. Her name is Portia; nothing undervalu’d to Cato’s daughter, Brutus’ Portia; […] and her sunny locks hang on her temples like a golden fleece Referencing to ancient Romans, huh... Soliloquy... say again wut? “[Aside] How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian…” Mmkay so this is basically Shylock churning his own stomach and not letting anyone else know. Antonio and Shylock, NOT bros. Monologue Signor Antonio, many a time and oft
oft, many a time and very often, with great frequency
In the Rialto you have rated me
About my moneys and my usances... Basically a long speech. Shylock's contempt is shown clearly and dearly. ...Iambic pentameter. ...THEY'RE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
All the noblemen speak with taht. Shakespeare's signature style; pattern of ten
stressed and unstressed syllables. 2: Acts 2&3 Event 1: MOROCCO the hotshot takes a shot; it's a cold shot, trolololol. Event 2: After taking money out of bank (Shylock)
from Antonio's credit card (NOT), Bassanio goes to
Belmont... with Gratiano the hotshot 2 following. Event 3: As Shylock goes out to give face to the Christians, Jessica the Juliet steals his jewels and escape with her Lorenzo the Romeo Mmkay, so apparently, what all men desires =/= true love for Portia. Good to know that, dead dad. While Antonio is taking a risk for Bassanio his lover, Bassanio the Romeo pretends to be rich and high in status to woo Portia with his facade.

Gratiano the hotshot 2 goes along with his boss to look for some other hot girls in town. Heaven forbid that he actually FOUND ONE later on. Interesting... Jessica wants to become a Christian yet commences the sin of stealing from a household. Her OWN (Or previously her own) household, her father's treasure. You sure you want to be a Christian, Jessica...? Event 4: Shylock's mental breakdown. Shylock, from an unbiased perspective,
deals with the matter fairly in his vocal
payback. However, seriously, the pound of
flesh...? You're just sadistic now. Event 5: "Juliet" urges "Romeo" to not choose and stay by her side...curious. But he chooses anyways, and guess what, HE GET IT AND HER AND ALL HER MOOLA HOOLA. I pray you tarry, pause a day or two
Before you hazard, for in choosing wrong
I lose your company. Realize here that Portia has two promises responsible, one of which she wants to but couldn't disobey, since however rich she was, she was still a woman bound to her father's words. Jessica Interesting girl. She wants to be a Christian, yet she spends her first night-out gambling and extravagantly expending her STOLEN WEALTH, of all the money. Bassanio the Philosopher Torn between two lovers, Bassanio chooses Antonio, since Portia is half his anyways (you lucky man...) Also didn't know that you were the philosopher and the REAL hotshot at the SAME TIME. GOOD JOB BRO. Portia the Strong Woman Who else would force their "newlywed" husband
out of bed and into another lover's b... ahem,
need? Great personal sacrifice there gal. Shylock the Evil Banker Hellbent on revenge, Shylock strikes at Antonio. He wants his heart, which is one pound and satisfies his revenge, partly. Also quite mad at his daughter escaping and spending against Jewish virtues. I understand you, Shylock. Just not that sympathetic now. Death is coming... foreshadowing I will have his heart... VERY SCARY. You don't go arourd telling people you'll cut their heart out unless you have a plan to do it. So Ironic... Since I am a dog, beware my fangs. So uh Shylock, you are murderous, revenge-bent,
and is a dog... you're complex. You really are. Comedic dialogue Yes truly, for look you, the sins of the father
are to be laid upon the children. Therefore, I promise
you I fear you. I was always plain with you, and so now
I speak my agitation of the matter. Therefore be o' good
cheer, for truly I think you are damned. There is but
one hope in it that can do you any good, and that is but a
kind of bastard hope neither. Scenes like this relieve tension so that the audience doesn't die of hyperventilation AND the Shylock doesn't die of projectiles hitting his head. Allusion Shylock, though you act strong and powerful, deep inside, you are just another bullied boy. Rhyme scheme Subtitles on the caskets So apparently the dead dad's a poet
Writing such elegant little couplet MOROCCO:Mislike me not for my complexion,
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun,
To whom I am a neighbour and near bred...
Portia: *facepalms*


MOROCCO:O hell! What have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll.
Portia: *happy that she doesn't have to marry a total idiotic troll* GRATIANO
You must not deny me. I must go with you to Belmont.

Why then you must. But hear thee, Gratiano... Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost,
I have a father, you a daughter, lost.

Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains.
I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me,
For I am much ashamed of my exchange.
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit;
For if they could, Cupid himself would blush
To see me thus transformed to a boy. To bait fish withal. If it will feed nothing else,
it will feed my revenge... Nay, that's true, that's very true. Go, Tubal,
fee me an officer; bespeak him a fortnight before. Now you're just showing off. Like, you're
going over the top, Mr. Banker. Don't bankrupt your own bank (HINT HINT). Due to minor mix-up, some stuff from Act 2 is here... ugh, blame procrastination. So may the outward shows be least themselves.
The world is still deceived with ornament.
In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,
But being seasoned with a gracious voice,
Obscures the show of evil? In religion,
What damned error but some sober brow
Will bless it and approve it with a text,
Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? ...didn't know you were THE philosopher, Bassanio the Romeo. Nice job. Oh, and you aced the test. Event 6: Antonio hits rock bottom (figuratively), and
his ships hit rock bottom (literally). But is it true, Salerio?
Have all his ventures failed? What, not one hit?
From Tripolis, from Mexico and England,
From Lisbon, Barbary, and India,
And not one vessel scape the dreadful
Of merchant-marring rocks? Bassanio is torn now between his bro-love to Antonio and his hetero-love to Juliet (NOT, IT'S PORTIA). Event 7: Portia, being the nice lady she is, orders
Bassanio to sever all old ties...umm...no...help Antonio. First go with me to church and call me wife,
And then away to Venice to your friend!
For never shall you lie by Portia's side
With an unquiet soul. AND WE WERE EXPECTING THE BEDROOM SCENE (SHIFTY SAD EYES). Oh well. Testing yo love, Bassanio. Event 8: Shylock rages again. Antonio is sad. I'll have my bond. I will not hear thee speak.
I'll have my bond, and therefore speak no more. Shylock, you ever heard the saying that revenge is a dish best served cold? They shall, Nerissa, but in such a habit,
That they shall think we are accomplished
With that we lack. I'll hold thee any wager,
When we are both accoutered like young men,
I'll prove the prettier fellow of the two... Event 9: Since they want to help but are women, Portia and Nerissa have to make themselves men. Or at least boys. Status prevents them from doing anything so they "change" their status by a little wardrobe change. AMAZING. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false as stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins the beards of Hercules and frowning Mars, who, inward search’d, have livers as white as milk 3: Acts 4&5 Event 1: In court, Shylock demands for Antonio's flesh. Event 2: Antonio understands that Shylock passed
the point of no return. Event 3: Portia (NO, HE'S BALTHAZAR NOW) urges for Shylock to show mercy; he insists on getting his "justice" ITS ON NOW. Shylock doesn't want compensation anymore, just the money. And he's sharpening the knife. Antonio, using colorful metaphors or whatever, tells the Christian audience the futility of attempting to persuade Shylock to abandon his love (NOT, IT'S HATE) for Antonio. Portia in suits is ADORABLE. Ahem... anyways. The elegance of Portia's speech still fails to persuade Shylock... but Portia has another hand to play. This is the climax of the play where Portia exceeds status "fit" for her woman body and displays virtues from her intelligent soul, far exceeding that of many men. Event 4: Playing by Shylock's rules,
Portia manages to bankrupt Shylock and
get Antonio out of the jail. Event 5: Antonio shows what is considered Christian mercy of sparing Shylock's life. But... ...and the good guys win the day again. Justice for the Christians, caused by intolerance toward the Jewish. What is considered merciful by Christians is probably the worst that could happen for Shylock. Now he's stuck in that between place. Antonio Knowing his inevitable end but still comforting his lover (AHEM)... best bro Bassanio, Antonio finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel. And some of his ships are not wrecked. Antonio is happy. Bassanio
After some scary and crazy court debates and the ring affair, Bassanio finally can concentrate fully on his beautiful wife Portia. Bassanio is happy. Portia Solving a case, tricking your newlywed husband,
and meeting some new friends. What more could you
get for a hard day's work? Good job, Portia! Shylock Shylock now lost everything, his money, his status, his faith. All that awaits him is the rest of his life being discriminated by everyone. All are happy except Shylock. Wait, what...? Where's my climax?!?! When the couples argue. You'd EXPECT that after coming thru all these crises the couples would just go to bed, but NO. So Ironic... When Shylock gets punished instead of him
cutting out Antonio's heart. Portia's word playing saves the day; instead of getting
his revenge, Shylock instead loses everything. ...Climax Tarry a little, there is something else.
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;
The words expressly are ‘a pound of flesh'.
Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh,
But in the cutting it if thou dost shed
One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods
Are by the laws of Venice confiscate
Unto the state of Venice.

Justice is delivered, the protagonists are happy, and the protagonist shows mercy for the antagonist. Victory for the Almighty, again! Allusion All those historic figures makes my head spin around like Moon around the Earth. This is what you get for being stubborn. </3. Due to minor mix-up, some stuff from Act 2 is here... ugh, blame procrastination. Event 6: The two "men" manages to get the
rings sworn to stay on fingers. THANK YOU COMEDIC MOMENT. Also leaves one final mine to dissolve in the Final Act of 5.1. Event 7: Jessica and Lorenzo's love duet. Creating a nice scene that proves their love and comedically contrasts with Portia's "shock" over Bassanio's "betrayal". Event 8: Portia's "showdown". And nerissa's. You two should go to Hollywood, you know that? Amazing acting skills that tests the men once more. Event 9: The girls reveal the joke, and now everyone's happy happy. Bedroom scene up for imagination. Big happy ending. Three loving couples and a "bad guy" punished. Fin. Jessica and Lorenzo's love chat You'll ask me why I rather choose to have
A weight of carrion flesh than to receive
Three thousand ducats. I'll not answer that,
But say, it is my humour. Is it answered? I pray you think you question with the Jew.
You may as well go stand upon the beach
And bid the main flood bate his usual height,
You may as well use question with the wolf
Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb,
You may as well forbid the mountain pines
To wag their high-tops and to make no noise
When they are fretten with the gusts of heaven; The quality of mercy is not strained,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest,
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest, it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown. Tarry a little, there is something else.
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;
The words expressly are ‘a pound of flesh'.
Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh,
But in the cutting it if thou dost shed
One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods
Are by the laws of Venice confiscate
Unto the state of Venice. So please my lord the Duke and all the court
To quit the fine for one half of his goods,
I am content, so he will let me have
The other half in use, to render it
Upon his death unto the gentleman
That lately stole his daughter. Go, Gratiano, run and overtake him,
Give him the ring and bring him if thou canst
Unto Antonio's house. Away, make haste. The moon shines bright. In such a night as this,
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees
And they did make no noise, in such a night
Troilus methinks mounted the Troyan walls,
And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents
Where Cressid lay that night.

In such a night
Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew,
And saw the lion's shadow ere himself,
And ran dismayed away. Even so void is your false heart of truth.
By heaven, I will ne'er come in your bed
Until I see the ring. Let it be so. The first inter'gatory
That my Nerissa shall be sworn on is
Whether till the next night she had rather stay,
Or go to bed now, being two hours to day.
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