Merchant of Venice

who loves bassanio more portia or antonio?

as in whos love is worth more, and why? is it romantic love or the love of friendship from antonio

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The love that Portia and Antonio have for Bassanio is completely different. Antonio is a true friend; he would do anything for his friend including giving up his own life. This is the definition of "real" friendship. People may only garner this type of friendship once in a lifetime.

Portia's love is romantic. Her interest is in the man she loves, and she loves him no less than Antonio...... she just loves him differently.