All That Glitter Is Not Gold

All that glitters is not gold
• Origin and background history of the quote
• True   since the dawn of   creation
• Appearances are often deceptive
 Battle field
 Devoted moth
 Advertisement
 Love and Infatuation
• Conclusion
The popular form of the expression is a corruption of a line in William Shakespeare's play, “The Merchant of Venice” (Act II, Scene VII) which uses the 17th century synonym "glisters" when the beautiful and wealthy young woman Portia complains about the poor qualities of prospective husbands to his father, Antonio, a lottery is established to choose one for her in which any gentlemen callers are required to select one of the three caskets made of   gold,   silver and   lead having Portia’s picture in one of them. this set up makes certain that only the right man for Portia will marry his daughter. One of the suitors is the Prince of Morocco who makes up his mind that lead is too threatening and not worth a risk of any kind. He also rejects the silver, which he feels is too simple a metal to hold such a striking woman as Portia. In the end the Prince chooses gold and is barred from marrying anyone in the future. The verse points out that he made his choice based on high-living.   Shakespeare relates this game to the society and era(Elizabethan Era;1558-1603) in which they were living   that was a period often considered as the golden age   where new and radical ideas came about and England's influence increased worldwide. This   was also   associated with artificial gold where everything that could possibly be leafed in gold was. The idea behind gold leafing was to symbolize the idea of utopia- where Queen Elizabeth pushed towards efforts to create a better and perfect society.
In fact, it has been true right since the dawn of creation. Poor Adam, leading a life of joy in the garden of Eden was deceived into eating the forbidden fruit by glittering talk of Satan. As a result, the poor fellow was thrown out of the garden forever....