Merchant of Venice

two examples of foreboding(predictions) in act 2 scene 5:the merchant of venice

in act 2 scene 5:the merchant of venice

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Shylock gives his daughter Jessica the keys to his fortune and states that he dreamt of his money last night, "Look to my house. I am right loath to go. There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest, For I did dream of money bags tonight." Jessica will, of course, facilitate the stealing of Shylock’s savings.

He tells Jessica to lock herself in the house as well. He says what you lock up you get to keep. Apparently this includes his daughter,

"Do as I bid you. Shut doors after you.

Fast bind, fast find. A proverb never stale in thrifty mind."

Unfortunately Shylock is about to lose his daughter as well as his savings.