Merchant of Venice

Why will Shylock not dine with Bassanio?

Why will Shylock not dine with Bassanio?

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Shylock refused to dine with Bassanio because Jews and Christians do not dine together.

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Q.why does shylock not dine with bassanio?

A.Shylock is a jewish money lender .jews do not eat pork .bassanio is a christian.but that is not the only reason for not dining with bassanio.the main reason is antonio.[forgive my puntuations].antonio is also a christian money lender .at merchant meeting ,antonio mocks shylock .he insults him for taking usury i.e interest .antonio does not take interest as a result people started to go to him for loans.this caused shylocks business to decline .the bond was a way to take revenge from antonio for all the insults that he gave to shylock.and Antonio was a good friend of bssanio so that is the reason shylock did not want to dine with bassanio.

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