Merchant of Venice


why does Shylock agree to go to supper at Bassanio's, after refusing Bassanio's invitation when they were negotiating the loan?

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Shylock says that they are just trying to flatter him ( and lower the interest on the loan) by inviting him for supper.Shylock says he accepted just so he can feed off the wasteful Christians,

"But wherefore should I go?

I am not bid for love. They flatter me.

But yet I’ll go in hate to feed upon

The prodigal Christian"