Give the critical analysis of Nerrisa in the play "The merchant of venice"(2 to 2.5 pages)

Asked by Abm123736 | 3rd Jan, 2016, 04:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Please use the following points to frame your answer. 
  • Nerissa is Portia's lady-in-waiting and her confidant.
  • She listens to Portia whining about her perfect life.
  • Nerissa mocks at Portia when the latter says that she is tired of her perfect life. 
  • Nerissa is a wise and a patient friend of Portia. 
  • She thinks that Portia's father must have thought well of her when he decided to set the casket test for Portia's suitors.
  • When Portia sets out disguised as a male lawyer to save Antonio, Nerissa accompanies her disguised as the lawyer's clerk. 

Answered by Snehal Naik | 4th Jan, 2016, 11:55: AM

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