How does Antonio express his resignation
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I have heard
Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify
His rigorous course. But since he stands obdurate
And that no lawful means can carry me
Out of his envy’s reach, I do oppose
My patience to his fury, and am armed
To suffer with a quietness of spirit
The very tyranny and rage of his.
Antonio is resigned to take his punishment in whatever form Shylock deems necessary, and we all understand that this means he is going to take the pound of flesh he extracted a contract for. Antonio says he will accept his fate peacefully. He knows that the Duke and others have done everything they can to save him, but Shylock will have none of it.
Merchant of Venice