compare and contrast the characters of portia and jessica

Asked by prakashsatyam2902 | 24th Jun, 2019, 10:56: AM

Expert Answer:

Jessica shows herself as a shrewd and prudent lady, by not following/betraying her father Shylock. Shylock was a Jew, but Jessica eloped with a Christian in spite of knowing that her father hated Christians. She didn’t even bother to think about her father’s emotions. He loved her daughter and cared about her, but she regarded Shylock as a devil.

On the other hand, Portia was kind and gentle. She respected her father, though he was dead. Her father set up a will where a person who chose the right casket would marry her. Portia was so devoted to her father that she decided to sacrifice her life by marrying the person who chose the right casket even if she didn’t like him.

Answered by  | 24th Jun, 2019, 02:31: PM

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