Both Elizabeth and Portia went through different marriage issues, yet each utilized those issues as a means of demonstrating her shrewdness which helps to support the fact that they were actually positive people. Consider how Arthur's actions and personality agree with or challenge your definition of honor.
There are some striking similarities in both Queen Elizabeth and Portia's use of rhetoric, especially as applied to matters of the state and of legality. Write a few sentences comparing your definition (from Journal 1.6A) with Arthur's actions and personality. Write a brief paragraph explaining the importance or unimportance of loyalty in being honorable.
In this respect, these women received some of the best suitors to win their hands in marriage.
The many foreign suitors that Elizabeth received included King Eric XIV of Sweden, Archduke Charles of Austria, Henry, Duke of Anjou, and Francis, Duke of Anjou, although in time she would come to regard her citizens as "all my husbands, my good people" (Haigh 24).
Both Queen Elizabeth and Portia had similar experiences with suitors who were attempting to win their hands in marriage.
Partly due to the money and the power that hey had, their experiences with men who wanted to marry them was unusual, especially when compared to the experience of the average woman.
As the Queen of England, Elizabeth attracted men from all over -- both within her native England and outside of it.
Portia had an unusual situation with suitors because, as dictated in her father's will, she could only marry the man who correctly selects one of three caskets.
Both women seemed to have a somewhat passionate belief in God (and in Christianity in particular) that helped to guide their actions when they were dealing with issues that pertained to the public. Lesson 1 Journal Shakespeare's Characters: The commencement of William Shakespeare's work can be traced to the latter quarter of the fifteen hundreds when he started writing and performing plays.
Portia's religious conviction became readily apparent when she was presiding over the legal matter of Shylock and Antonio and holding the former to the letter of the law in regards to his ability to collect on the pound of flesh that Antonio owed him for not being able to repay the amount of money that was borrowed. In his work, Shakespeare basically considered the current issues, which contribute to debates among scholars on whether his works should be regarded as contemporary writing or universal philosophical statements.