Antonio — a prominent merchant of Venice in a melancholic mood. Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont.
That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!
O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
Yellow, glittering, precious gold? Then call them not the authors of their ill, No more than wax shall be accounted evil Wherein is stamp'd the semblance of a devil.
The tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?
To die, to sleep; To sleep: I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn into silence; and discourse grow commendable in none only but parrots.
Call it not love, for Love to heaven is fled, Since sweating Lust on earth usurp'd his name. The jaws of darkness devour it up. So shines a good deed in a weary world. Doff it for shame, And hang a calfskin on those recreant limbs.
But lend it rather to thine enemy; Who, if he break, thou mayest with better face Exact the penalty.
Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners. I were but little happy, if I could say how much. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it. I 'gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.In the play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare, according to a number of characters, there is a prominent aura revolving around the themes of love and hate.
William Shakespeare’s satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in was an examination of hatred and greed. The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender.
It is believed to have been written between and Love in The Merchant of Venice is not quite all you need. Sure, there's love between family members, between friends, and, of course, between lovers.
But love is more notable for its absence than its presence in the play.
A collection of quotes from the plays and verse of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems.