A garden at Portia’s house. Venice. Read Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Act 3, scene 1 for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library! Scene 5. Annotated, searchable text of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Act 2, Scene 5, with summaries and line numbers. [LAUNCELOT,] his man that was, the Clown. Summary; Act 1 scene 1; Act 1 scene 2; Act 1 Scene 3; Act 2 Scene 1; Act 2 Scene 2; Act 2 Scene 3; Act 2 Scene 4; Act 2 Scene 5; Act 2 Scene 6; Act 2 Scene 7; More; Treasure Trove; History; More. A room in PORTIA’S house. (Launcelot; Jessica; Lorenzo) Launcelot and Jessica meet again and trade barbs, the servant insisting that she is damned for not being a Christian. Portia tells him to make his choice.

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Notes. Summary and Analysis Act II: Scene 5 Summary Preparing to leave for Bassanio's dinner party, to which he has accepted an invitation after all, Shylock encounters Launcelot, who … Merchant of Venice. Lorenzo and Jessica, still at Belmont, sit outside and enjoy the night.They compare the night to the stories of Troilus and Cressida, Pyramus and Thisbe, and Dido and Aeneus, and then extend the analogy to their own love affair.They are interrupted by Stefano, who tells them that Portia is returning home with Nerissa.

The Prince of Morocco is brought into a room containing three caskets, gold, silver and lead. This page contains the original text of Act 3, Scene 2 of The Merchant of Venice.Shakespeare’s original The Merchant of Venice text is extremely long, so we’ve split the text into one Scene per page. The Merchant of Venice: Act 2, Scene 5 Enter [SHYLOCK the] Jew and. The Prince reads the inscriptions on all the caskets.

Gold reads: "Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire" (2.7.5). The silver casket has, "Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves" (2.7.7). Before Shylock’s house.


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Scene 5.

SCENE 2. Belmont. Act V, Scene One.

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his man that was: former servant. All Acts and Scenes are listed on the The Merchant of Venice text page, or linked to from the bottom of this page.. ACT 3.

(Shylock; Launcelot; Jessica) Shylock bids a grumpy farewell to Launcelot as he prepares to leave for dinner at Bassanio’s, predicting that the servant will not find life so easy with another master.