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Blind Fortune

In The Merchant of Venice (2.1.23) the Prince of Morocco introduces the theme of blind Fortune, which plays in the fate of Antonio's merchandise on the seas. It also plays into the question of being born a Christian or a Jew, fair-skinned or dark hued. The theme of fortune is also central to As You Like It (1.2.31), where Celia and Rosalind discuss the question of nature and fortune with respect to women, men and fools.

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Therefore I pray you lead me to the caskets

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Let us sit and mock the good huswife Fortune

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