summary of merchant of venice in 150 words

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  1. “The Merchant of Venice” is a play written by William Shakespeare that tells the story of a merchant named Antonio who borrows money from a Jewish moneylender named Shylock to help his friend Bassanio win the heart of a wealthy woman named Portia. Antonio is unable to repay the loan, and Shylock demands a pound of Antonio’s flesh as a penalty. The case is brought to trial, and Portia disguises herself as a male lawyer to argue on Antonio’s behalf, ultimately securing his release.

    Meanwhile, Portia’s suitors must choose the right casket to win her hand in marriage, and Bassanio chooses correctly. However, news comes that Antonio’s ships have been lost at sea, leaving him unable to repay his debt to Shylock. In the end, Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity and surrender his wealth, while Bassanio and Portia are married.

    The play explores themes of love, justice, prejudice, and mercy, and remains one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and studied works.

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