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Essay heading: Merchant Of Venice
 
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Antonio feels confident enough that his ships will come in well before the due date. So he signs the contract, not knowing he has just signed his death sentence. Another sign of a true friendship is shown by Antonio, he is not only willing to give all the money Bassanio requests, to him, but also sign a contract to forfeit a pound of flesh if he canít repay...
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Although this is a sure sign of stupidity, it shows how dedicated Antonio is and how willing he is willing to do anything for Bassanio. Toward the end of the play, Bassanio showed a true act of friendship. Antonio was in a large amount of trouble, and was in need of help. His ships hadnít come in, so he was unable to pay Shylock back...
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Portia then examines the contract and declares that Shylock is entitled to the pound of Antonio's flesh, but may not draw blood when doing it. Shylock then agrees to Bassanio's money, but Portia explains that he may not go back on his word and that his is guilty of wanting to take someone's life...
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