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MV Casket Choices
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0953  Sunday, 29 October 2006

From: 		Virginia Byrne <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 25 Oct 2006 09:14:13 -0400
Subject: 	MV Casket Choices

In "the Merchant of Venice", Portia's father has set up a system of 
casket choices in order to select a husband for her. The requirements 
are that if the suitor selects incorrectly he must leave and never 
reveal his choice and never marry. Yet the poem in the silver casket 
states "marry who you will"........what's up with the discrepancy? Any 
suggestions ? I never noticed it before and one of my students picked up 
on it.

Virginia Byrne

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