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Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'The Merchant of Venice'

In this worksheet, students will identify and investigate key quotes from 'The Merchant of Venice'.

'Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'The Merchant of Venice'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas,

Curriculum topic:   Shakespeare

Curriculum subtopic:   The Merchant of Venice

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'The Merchant of Venice'


In the exam, you will need to be able to select key quotations from an extract and say something about what these show us about a character or a theme.

You will also need to be able to choose quotations from the wider play, to support your ideas about themes or characters.

This activity will help you to revise some of the most important quotations from 'The Merchant of Venice'.


You will practice:

- identifying who is speaking in particular quotations

- understanding what certain quotations tell us about a character

- identify what specific theme might be explored in a quotation.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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