Merchant of Venice

ACT III SCENE 1: What is Jessica being compared to? and Highlight all of the words and phrases related to this comparison.

SOLANIO How now, Shylock? What news among the merchants? SHYLOCK You knew—none so well, none so well as you—of my daughter’s flight. SALARINO That’s certain. I, for my part, knew the tailor that made the wings she flew withal. SOLANIO And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was fledged, and then it is the complexion of them all to leave the dam. SHYLOCK She is damned for it. SOLANIO That’s certain—if the devil may be her judge. SHYLOCK My own flesh and blood to rebel! SOLANIO Out upon it, old carrion! Rebels it at these years? SHYLOCK I say my daughter is my flesh and blood. SALARINO There is more difference between thy flesh and hers than between jet and ivory, more between your bloods than there is between red wine and rhenish. But tell us, do you hear whether Antonio have had any loss at sea or no?

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Jessica is compared to a bird.

I, for my part, knew the tailor that made the wings she flew withal.

SOLANIO And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was fledged, and then it is the complexion of them all to leave the dam.

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The Merchant of Venice