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2016-02-27T05:32:46+05:30
Apparently,there has been no mention of the reason behind antonio's melancholy but according to me, antonio might be sad because he is single or maybe he is worried of his ships though he tells otherwise to salario and salanio......
but, i can tell you that......the play begins in melancholy as:
a)it picturises antonio as a whimsical character who is not bothered of the consequences which justifies his signing the bond....
b)it creates mystery(which creates curiosity and interest)......
c)it creates a suitable atmosphere for the play, for the comedy....
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