How the characters in the Merchant of Venice got what they deserve

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People’s rewards are determined based on their actions. The fact that Shylock is not merciful to Antonio and that he is hateful towards the Christians, has resulted in him losing his possessions. Bassanio not only helps Antonio, but is also wise and being wed to Portia is his reward. Antonio gives money to Bassanio and is willing to die for his friend and his reward is his life. The particular actions and decisions made …

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…them later in the play. Shylock is a mean character who showed no mercy and he has hate for Christians which results in him losing all of his goods. While Antonio and Bassanio are generous and courageous they get rewarded; Bassanio gets to be with Portia and Antonio gets to live on and not be killed or wounded severely. It is therefore true that people get what they deserve accordingly, based on their particular actions.