Merchant of Venice

What were kindness according to Bassanio?


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In Act I, Scene III, Bassanio notes the money lent by Shylock as a kindness. Without more detailed information, I cannot guarantee this answer is correct.


Why, look you, how you storm!
I would be friends with you and have your love,
Forget the shames that you have stain'd me with,
Supply your present wants and take no doit
Of usance for my moneys, and you'll not hear me:
This is kind I offer.


This were kindness.


This kindness will I show.
Go with me to a notary, seal me there
Your single bond; and, in a merry sport,
If you repay me not on such a day,
In such a place, such sum or sums as are
Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit
Be nominated for an equal pound
Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken
In what part of your body pleaseth me.


Content, i' faith: I'll seal to such a bond
And say there is much kindness in the Jew.

The Merchant of Venice