Merchant of Venice

Symbols and themes

Explain What theme do these symbols relate to and why: pound of flesh , the caskets, and the rings

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Pound of flesh- the theme of revenge and retrebution.

Caskets- The theme of a prize or lottery. It also represents choices and reward.

Rings- It really depends on which ring you are referring to. Shylock's turquoise ring was of little monetary value but had great meaning to Shylock. His now deceased wife gave it to him. His daughter Jessica stole it and gave it away.

Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: it was my
turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor:
I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.