Merchant of Venice

In Act 2, Scene 2, Lancelot provides a comic relief. Why is it needed?

What happened in the previous scene that Shakespeare made some comic relief

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the previous scene, we see Portia squirming under the declarations of the Prince of Morocco. He isn't overly thrilled with the conditions, but is forced to agree none-the-less. This scene ends on a somewhat somber note.

The appearance of Lancelot in the second scene lightens the mood.


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