Quick-witted, wealthy, and beautiful, Portia embodies the virtues that are typical of Shakespeare’s heroines—it is no surprise that she emerges as the antidote to Shylock’s malice. At the beginning of the play, however, we do not see Portia’s potential for initiative and resourcefulness, as she is a near prisoner, feeling herself absolutely bound to follow her father’s dying wishes. This opening appearance, however, proves to be a revealing introduction to Portia, who emerges as that rarest of combinations—a free spirit who abides rigidly by rules. Rather than ignoring the stipulations of her father’s will, she watches a stream of suitors pass her by, happy to see these particular suitors go, but sad that she has no choice in the matter. When Bassanio arrives, however, Portia proves herself to be highly resourceful, begging the man she loves to stay a while before picking a chest, and finding loopholes in the will’s provision that we never thought possible. Also, in her defeat of Shylock Portia prevails by applying a more rigid standard than Shylock himself, agreeing that his contract very much entitles him to his pound of flesh, but adding that it does not allow for any loss of blood. Anybody can break the rules, but Portia’s effectiveness comes from her ability to make the law work for her.

Portia rejects the stuffiness that rigid adherence to the law might otherwise suggest. In her courtroom appearance, she vigorously applies the law, but still flouts convention by appearing disguised as a man. After depriving Bassanio of his ring, she stops the prank before it goes to far, but still takes it far enough to berate Bassanio and Gratiano for their callousness, and she even insinuates that she has been unfaithful.

But todays scenario world leaders are saluting our Indian Prime Minister for helping, Oxford gave India 100/100 for handling this situation. This man not only took out Article 370 and saved J&K, got rid of triple talaq helping women, introduced CAA for those who were persecuted, took India to top 5 economies, leads one of the top militaries, near the top in technology, scientist and doctors. Leader of that nation is worth 2.5 crore total. That’s because he bought a plot for 1 lakh which is worth over 1 crore now, about two lakh in salary(which he donates mostly), got 4 gold rings to his name..but anti modi and anti Indians will keep talking about riots in Gujrat..without mentioning who started it couple days before by burning a train with Hindus who were coming from temples after praying, 1st time in history Military was called so quickly and over 100 Hindus died(most ever) with government bullets to stop the riots. They will not mention how it started, how it ended and since no violence.. now in Delhi you won’t mention that ISIS and opposition were behind the riots( proof with arrests). This man is amazing..there is a reason the world salutes him and anti Indians and terrorists can’t stand him! A leader in need is a leader indeed!

We should always hope for the best sometimes conventional methods donot work then a ray of new hope works and we get our new path finders



  1. I’m intrigued by the name of your blog. It’s more like food for thought than anything. Portia happens to be one of my fave Shakespeare’s heroines. No. 1 is Viola. 🙂

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    1. The day i choose the title next day complete lockdown announced so travelling and food both in present scenario is not possible but ya some thoughtful articles i wanna serve . Hope u guys like . Portia is my fave character since childhood .

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