Read MOV- Act 1 Scene 1 thoroughly and answer the following questions :
1. You are Bassanio , write a diary entry of the dilemma you are going through and how you are planning to solve it.
2. You are Gratiano, create a progressive journal and conduct deeper research into some of the classical allusions in this scene: Janus, Nestor, Sir Oracle, Cato, Brutus, Portia, Colchis, the Golden Fleece and Jason. What does the frequency of Roman mythical allusions say about Venetian culture in general and about these characters in specific?