The Merchant of Venice
The playgoers of Shakespeare’s times, a successful drama was one that combined a variety of action, along with a mixture of verse and prose in the language used. This variety was achieved, and character and atmosphere was summarized. Modern playwrights tend to describe their characters in detail in the stage directions, leaving very little for the reader to discover. However, Shakespeare’s describing of a character is scarce. Usually, when
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grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
Come, ho, and wake Diana with a hymn!
With sweetest touches pierce your mistress’ ear
And draw her home with music.
Emotional by nature, Lorenzo has probably been attracted to Jessica by the difficulties of meeting her and the possibility of converting her to Christian life. This passage goes further into his romantic and artistic nature. This passage signifies that Lorenzo is good with whom he loves.