04 Feb 2022

TNPSC General English Drama- The Merchant of Venice

TNPSC General English: Drama – Famous Lines, Characters, Quotes from The Merchant of Venice:

TNPSC Group 4 General English consists of three parts. Part A: Grammer, Part B: Literature, and Part C: Authors and their Literary Works. In this section, we discuss the third Authors and their Literary Works part. Actually, the Authors and their Literary Works part is easy & students who are preparing for TNPSC Exams can easily score maximum marks in this part. So, we provide the TNPSC General English Study Material – Authors and their Literary Works in an easy way for the TNPSC aspirants.

Look at the Drama Famous lines, characters quotes from The Merchant of Venice below, and also find other Part B Authors and their Literary Works part questions and answers links given below. Complete TNPSC General English study material/ complete notes, question and answers PDF available below for free download.

TNPSC General English – Authors and their Literary Works:

A Famous Lines quotes used in “The Merchant of Venice” dramatic story are listed below candidates who prepared for the TNPSC Exams are go through our website www.governmentexams.co.in for better score.

Famous Lines from The Merchant of Venice

I dote on his very absence. (Quote Act i. scene. 2.)

“The devil can cite scripture for his purpose”. -( Quote Act I, scene III).

“I like not fair terms and a villain’s mind”. – ( Quote Act I, scene III)

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”. – ( Quote Act III, scene I).

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano, A stage, where every man must play a part; And mine a sad one. (Act i. scene. 1.)

Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer. (Quote Act i. scene 2. )

It is a wise father that knows his own child. (Quote  Act ii. scene 2.)

In the twinkling of an eye. (Quote   Act ii. scene 2. )

The devil can cite scripture for his purpose. (Quote Act i. scene. 3.)

Mislike me not for my complexion, The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun. (Quote Act ii. scene. 1. )

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit. (Quote Act ii. scene 6. )

All that glisters is not gold. (Quote. Act ii. )

Characters played in The Merchant of Venice

Antonio – A wealthy Venetian merchant who occasionally lends money, but never charges interest.

Bassanio – He is a typical Elizabethan lover and nobleman who is careless with his money; A friend of Antonio.

Portia – As one of Shakespeare’s most intelligent and witty heroines, she is famous for her beauty and for her wealth. Wife of Bassanio.

Shylock –   is an intelligent businessman who believes that, since he is a moneylender, charging interest is his right;

The Duke of Venice – He presides as judge over the court proceedings in Shylock’s claim on Antonio.

The Prince of Morocco – One of Portia’s suitors; he loses the opportunity to marry her when he chooses the golden casket.

The Prince of Arragon  – He chooses the silver casket; he is another disappointed suitor for Portia’s hand in marriage.

Gratiano – He is the light-hearted, talkative friend of Bassanio, who accompanies him to Belmont; there, he falls in love with Portia’s confidante, Nerissa.

Lorenzo – He is a friend of Antonio and Bassanio; he woos and wins the love of Shylock’s daughter, Jessica.

Jessica – She is the young daughter of Shylock; she falls in love with Lorenzo and, disguised as a boy, she elopes with him.

Nerissa – Portia’s merry and sympathetic lady-in-waiting.

Salarino – He is a friend who believes that Antonio is sad because he is worried about his ships at sea.

Salanio – He is another friend of Antonio; he thinks Antonio’s melancholy may be caused because Antonio is in love.

Salerio – A messenger from Venice.

Dr. Bellario – A lawyer of Padua.

Stephano – One of Portia’s servants.

Launcelot Gobbo –  He is a “clown,” a jester, the young servant of Shylock; he is about to run away because he thinks Shylock is the devil; eventually, he leaves Shylock’s service and becomes Bassanio’s jester.

Old Gobbo – The father of Launcelot, he has come to Venice to seek news of his son.

Tubal – He is a friend of Shylock’s; he tells him that one of Antonio’s ships has been wrecked.

Leonardo – Bassanio’s servant.

Balthasar – The servant whom Portia sends to her cousin, Dr. Bellario.

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