Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the Duke say to Egion just before allowing him to plead his case in Act 1, Scene 1?
Just before allowing Egion to plead his case in Act 1, Scene 1, the Duke tells him that he doesn't have a personal dispute with him but that the new law requires that he either pay a fine or be executed because he is a merchant of Syracuse.
2. What happened to Egion and his family on their journey home to Syracuse, according to his story in Act 1, Scene 1?
According to his story in Act 1, Scene 1, Egion and his family were on a ship set sail for Syracuse when bad weather caused them to have trouble; they had to tie themselves to the mast to keep from falling overboard.
3. What happened to Egion and his family after a rock broke apart the boat they were riding home on?
After a rock broke apart the boat that Egion and his family were riding home on, he and his wife were separated with one boat picking her and his son up, and another boat picking him and his other son up.
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