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What was in the golden casket? Who chooses it? |

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In Act II, Scene 7, an African prince named Morocco has come to woo Portia.  She shows him the three caskets (gold, silver, lead) and tells him he has to pick the right one in order to marry her.

He picks the golden casket, because it says that what is inside is what all men desire.  But instead of Portia's picture, the casket contains a skull with a scroll stuck through an eye socket.

The scroll tells him he has made a mistake.  Part of what it says is the famous line "All that glitters is not gold."

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