Mercy is usually compassionate treatment, while proper rights is the operations of legislation. Justice might not exactly necessary incorporate mercy.
Mercy is all-natural. Portia says that the " quality of mercy is not strained", it is not a forced work but something that one previously possesses. Whim cannot be forced by any person; it is something which one need to come up within just himself. Like how " gentle rain" cannot be created artificially, it is sincere.
Mercy also benefits the merciful. Portia says that " earth electricity doth in that case show likest God's when mercy conditions justice", implying that gentleman can only turn into like The almighty when he is usually merciful.
Whim is something that is effective. Portia says, " scepter[s] shows the force of temporal electric power... but whim is over this sceptered sway", as a symbol of that mercy is more powerful than simple symbols of earthly electricity, i. at the. the overhead and the scepter.
Mercy can be forgiving. Portia points out that God is usually merciful, and forgives all of us for each of our sins, and " in the course of justice none of us will need to see salvation". Only while using mercy of God could they end up being delivered.
Mercy is testing, and " twice blest", bringing great tidings to both " him that offers and him that takes".
Portia says that mercy is divine, as it " droppeth... via heaven" and " a great attribute to God himself". Mercy can be described as heavenly quality, a almost holy virtue and he who have this feature becomes " likest God". It is just like " soft rain by heaven".
Mercy is fair treatment in front of large audiences. For example , the Duke requests Shylock to " reduce a moiety of the principal", sympathising with Antonio when he has suffered losses in his wrecked investments.
Rights is rigid and condemning, as the place where justice is definitely practised is described as the " strict court of Venice". Portia asks Shylock to " mitigate... thy plea", exemplifying how rights is indeed severe.
Justice is earth-bound, dispensed and and then Man. " No electricity in Venice" can alter rights, meaning that rights can be changed by heaven's mercy.