Interview your favorite fictional character.
Merchant Of Venice: interview with Portia
Ranu: Hello Portia, how are you?
Portia: I am quite well, thank you.
Ranu: Can I ask you a few questions?
Portia: Sure, what would you like to know?
Ranu: How were you able to disguise yourself as a lawyer?
Portia :Antonio, a friend of Bassanio and Nerissa my lady in waiting, helped me with my lawyer’s outfit and Antonio also gave me a few clues, how I should ask questions.
Ranu : I was impressed by the way you portrayed your character as a lawyer.
Portia : Before the scene,I practiced how to unnerve Shylock, it was easy there were a few loopholes which helped me.
Ranu: Loopholes ? What do you mean?
Portia: Shylock did not realize he hadn’t mentioned blood when he wanted the pound of flesh.
Ranu: Oh how clever of you.
Portia: Since Antonio was the guarantor, he had to sign a document which said he will give a pound of his flesh,if Bassanio was unable to repay his debt to Shylock.
Ranu : When the time came for Shylock to take the pound of flesh from Antonio, how were you able to save him.
Portia: I knew how to get Shylock, I simply said, “You can take a pound of flesh, since there is no mention of blood, you cannot spill blood, that’s where I got him.
Ranu: You are so clever, you saved Bassanio’s friend Antonio! 🙂