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Essay heading: Merchant of Venice Overview
 
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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. Shylock had to give up half of his wealth to Antonio with two exceptions that Shylock convert to Christianity, and that he must give his entire estate to his daughter Jessica and son in law Lorenzo when he dies...
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Shylock sadly agrees and leaves the trial.
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