Asked by D123736 | 25th Jul, 2015, 06:24: PM

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Antonio is a merchant from Venice who is complaining to his friends Salarino and Solanio that he does not know why he is overcome by sadness and dullness in his life. Salarino suggests that Antonio must be sad because he has dispatched several trade ships to various ports and is afraid that they might drown in the ocean. Salarino says that it is normal for Antonio to feel worried about his ships sinking in the ocean.
his sadness must be due to his commercial investments, for Antonio has dispatched several trade ships to various ports. Salarino says it is impossible for Antonio not to feel sad at the thought of the perilous ocean sinking his entire investment, but Antonio assures his friends that his business ventures do not depend on the safe passage of any one ship. Solanio then declares that Antonio must be in love, but Antonio dismisses the suggestion.

Answered by Snehal Naik | 27th Jul, 2015, 08:55: AM

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