Merchant of Venice

describe bassinio as elizbethian lover?


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Bassanio is the typical Elizabethan lover and aristocrat: young, impulsive and romantic whose lavish lifestyle has left him deep in debt and desperately in love with the fair Portia of Belmont. But to win her hand, he must prove his worth. To prove his worth, he must not only raise money he doesn’t have, but he must also correctly solve the riddle of matrimony bequeathed by Portia’s late father