Merchant of Venice Project
By Kyle Cunningham
Another example of Materialism is seen in "The Merchant of Venice" when the Prince of Arragon is about to choose the silver casket and says, "Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves. I will assume desert (Act 2, Scene 9). " The Prince chooses the silver casket not for his love for Portia, but because he knows he deserves her. In other words, he thinks of himself more than Portia and chooses the casket to satisfy his own interests. Through the Prince's greed and arrogance, his materialistic personality is shown.