Merchant of Venice

What is the outcome of Morrocco's choice in act two scene one?


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Morrocco's choice isn't revealed until scene 7. Portia hands him the key, and he opens the casket to reveal a golden skull. The skull holds a written scroll that poetically indicates that he chose superficially. The Prince departs after a hasty farewell. Portia watches him go, and remarks, "A gentle riddance. Draw the curtains, go. / Let all of his complexion choose me so" (2.7.78-79).

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