Questions linking to the Theme of Love (What forms of love do we see in…
Questions linking to the Theme of Love
How does love drive Characters behaviour?
"That shalt be
to the uttermost"
- Defines how far to the limit he would go for Antonio
less be fortunate"
- Manipulation of an Antonio
What does Shakespeare suggest about love?
Suggesting that most love has a motive.
Portia and Bassanio - Money
"In Belmont a richly lady is left"
Jessica and Lorenzo
"What gold and jewels she is furnished with"
What are the links between the theme of love and some of the other themes on the list?
Lorenzo and Jessica
"What gold and jewels he is furnished with"
Shylock is going to loose his two most prized 'possessions' his daughter and his wealth.
Revenge for his demand of Antonio's flesh and being a 'Jew'
"Mislike me not for my complexion" - Prince of Morocco
Insecurity about the colour of his skin
Fear of judgement
"And a maiden hath no tongue but thought' - Portia
Putting across the idea that women should be seen not heard
Discrimination against women
""What gold and jewels she is furnished with" - Lorenzo
may be after Jessica for her money
"In Belmont is a lady richly left"
Main motives for marrying Portia may be her money
What level of responsibility does a human have regarding love?
How is the concept of love defined in the play?
"In Belmont is a lady richly left" - Bassanio
Main concern is her wealth rather than his love for her
"What gold and jewels she is furnished with" - Lorenzo
May be more concerned about Jessica's wealth he will receive
"And yet a maiden hath no tongue but thought." - Portia to Bassanio
"Mislike me not for my complexion" - prince of Morocco to Portia
Insecure about his skin colour - fear of judgement
What forms of love do we see in the play and between who?
Bassanio may want to marry Portia for wealth rather than love
Homosexual love between
Antonio may love Bassanio but Bassanio uses this to his advantage - money
May be the only form of 'true' love throughout the entire play
May be true love for Lorenzo to marry a Jew
May be doing it merely for her wealth