Merchant of Venice

the merchant of venice

How does Portia and Nerissa’s relationship differ from Antonio and Bassanio’s? How is it similar? Look at the way they speak. How does Shakespeare show differences in their personalities and social stature through dialogue?       i have to due an assignment tomorrow so i hope i get a good and quick reply
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Antonio seems to be in love with Bassanio. There is an element of homoeroticism involved that does not seem to be at play between Portia and Nerissa. Check out what Antonio says when he believes he is dying,

"Say how I lov'd her be the judge...Whether Bassanio had not once a love"

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