merchant of venice;act1 scene1
question:the play begins in an atmosphere of melancholy.Why do you think Antonio is presented as a melancholic and passive character?

Asked by naganshul520 | 23rd Jun, 2017, 06:55: PM

Expert Answer:

Antonio is presented as a melancholic and passive character because:

1. Antonio as a whimsical person not bothered about the consequences of his actions, justifies his signing the bond agreement.

2. Antonio’s melancholy sets the tone for the play.

3. Antonio’s melancholy creates a mystery for the audience.

Answered by Snehal Naik | 26th Jun, 2017, 04:24: PM

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