The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice (2004)


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Bassanio: So may the outward shows be least themselves: The world is still deceived with ornament.

Shylock: If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

Bassanio: Why, I were best to cut my left hand off And swear I lost the ring defending it.

Antonio: These griefs and losses have so bated me, that I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh to-morrow to my bloody creditor. Pray God, Bassanio come to see me pay his debt, and then I care not.

Tubal: Yes, other men have ill luck too. Antonio, as I heard in Genoa.
Shylock: What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?
Tubal: ...hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.
Shylock: I thank God! I thank God.

Bassanio: Promise me life, and I'll confess the truth.
Portia: Well then, confess, and live.
Bassanio: 'Confess' and 'love' had been the very sum of my confession.

Gratiano: What, are we cuckolds ere we have deserved it?

Portia: If doing were as easy as knowing what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.

Salerio: Why, I am sure, if he forfeit thou wilt not take his flesh: what's that good for?
Shylock: To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

Bassanio: Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice.

Portia: The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath.

Other mistake: When Tubal meets Shylock outside the brothel after Shylock's "Hath not a Jew eyes?"-speech, a man in a passing gondola spits on Tubal. The spittle hits Tubal's clothes (And as the man is sitting while Tubal stands, he could not have reached any higher in any case). Tubal stills reaches up to his face and wipes it with his fingers, as if the spittle was there.


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