Monday, November 26, 2007

Standard Grade: Merchant of Venice Task

Act One Overview
A1S1: Venice: Antonio and Bassanio’s friendship
A1S2: Belmont: Portia’s dilemma
A1S3: Venice: Shylock’s hatred / thirst for revenge

PEAR paragraphs: The Opening of the Play
Focus: How Shakespeare establishes the main themes of the text.
Write two PEAR paragraphs.
One should examine the friendship and trust between Antonio and Bassanio.
The other should examine the hatred between Shylock and Antonio.

A more detailed worksheet can be downloaded here.

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