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The Concepts of Peace and Justice in Shakespeares Merchant of Venice - The Concepts of Peace and Justice in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Portia’s defense of Antonio is considered a wonderful, noble deed. She is not considered the villain (that distinction falls to Shylock), but her deed, which is considered right, proper, and good by her fellow Venetians, is actually more reflective of the naughty world than the brightly lit candle. Shylock is a man that has been mocked, spat at, and reviled by Antonio and his coterie. When he is approached by Bassanio for the money, he sees his opportunity to take revenge upon Antonio, but almost as a representative of the society at large and not Antonio as an individual....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 350 words
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Hector Tobar's The Tattooed Soldier -      Downtown Los Angeles is one of the busiest commercial centers in the United States. However, the city holds two groups of people in different economic level-the homeless and the working class. Hector Tobar frequently includes the landscape of the setting in downtown Los Angeles in The Tattooed Soldier. The novel is about two immigrants from Guatemala who have moved to Los Angeles. The protagonist, Antonio, takes a revenge on the antagonist, Longoria because he murdered Antonio's wife and son when he was a Guatemalan soldier....   [tags: The Tattooed Soldier Essays]
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Shylock of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Shylock is one of the main characters in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice", he starts in the play as an outcast of society because he is Jewish. Shylock has been forced to become a banker in his life as an inhabitant of Venice, for the fact that his religion is seen as wrong. Although Shylock is forced to become a banker he plays a vital role in the city of Venice, without Shylock the city would struggle economically....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 795 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice The play begins in Venice where the wealthy merchant Antonio is talking to his young friends about the reasons for the depression. Antonio claims not to understand himself his sad nature. Bassanio arrives with the news that he wishes to court a wealthy, beautiful heiress named Portia. In order to present himself to Portia he wants to borrow 3000 ducats. Bassanio is in terrible debt and he sees marriage to Portia as a way out of financial problem....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1385 words
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Finding One's Self - Finding One's Self Throughout Rudolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima, Anaya presents the reader with the complications and difficulty of cultural identity and in the end suggests that a person can draw from several cultural traditions instead of just one in particular. The main character, Antonio, is the guide to Anaya's lesson. Antonio's parents, Ultima, and even his town present him with different situations and ideas that contributes to his identity. In the first chapter we are introduced to Antonio and his family....   [tags: World Literature] 882 words
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Positive and Negative Attention on Stem Cell Research - As the healthcare field continues to grow and evolve at an accelerated rate, new and advanced technologies are sprouting up everyday and becoming increasingly commonplace. A technology that has garnered both positive and negative attention is transplanting stem cells. Hematopoietic stem cells refer to the body's blood forming blood cells (American Cancer Society, 2013). Here is some background information on these types of stem cells. These cells are young and immature. Stem cells mostly live in the bone marrow (the spongy center of certain bones), where they divide to make new blood cells....   [tags: marrow, ethics, treatments]
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The Struggle of Power - Who holds the power. Which religion is stronger. In Bless Me Ultima, a coming of age story of a young boy, the protagonist struggles with the issue of which God should be followed, worshiped, and reverenced. The theme of power in religion is portrayed throughout Anaya’s book in various ways and means such as Ultima, Mrs. Marez, the sign of the cross, and Antonio himself. Power is portrayed through Ultima and her religion of healing. Ultima is a wise old woman who knows how to use herbs and tonics to heal those who are brave enough to use her services....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Merchant of Venice - Society tends to define people as being either victims or villains due to the actions, beliefs and decisions present in their lives. In the Merchant of Venice, this separation between those good and evil is existent in the Venetian community, especially for the character of Shylock. Although one may think that Shylock is a victim in this play, as a result of other’s wrong-doing, Shylock is rather a villain because he conspired to kill Antonio through his bond, wished to see his daughter dead for him to retain his wealth, and refused to show even mercy so as he could get his revenge on Antonio....   [tags: good and evil, society, victims, villains]
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Merchant of Venice Essay - ... With that, Bassanio has a chance to save his friend’s life, and pay back the Jew. At the time of the trial Antonio feels ready to except his fate, to give in to the villain. Antonio says his last words to Bassanio, but when Shylock starts to prepare to cut into Antonio the judge (who is really Portia in disguise) presents a reason why Shylock may not take Antonio’s flesh. Portia states, “Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate / Unto the state of Venice” (3.1.309-310). Shylock is denied of the money which was offered at the beginning because he refused it at the beginning of the trial....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis] 1506 words
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Ultima is a Curandera in "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya - In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, one of the main characters, Ultima is accused many times of being a witch. Ultima is a curandera who uses herbs and medicines to cure people. She goes to live with Antonio Marez, a young boy who lives in the llano with his parents and two sisters due to the fact that she cannot live by herself and had nowhere to stay. Although many people think she is a witch, her use of herbs, medicines, and scapulars show that she is merely just a curandera. With her use of chants and having her spirit in her owl, many are led to believe that she is really a witch....   [tags: "Bless Me, Ultima", Rudolfo Anaya,] 548 words
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Summary of Bless Me, Ultima - Summary of Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima is a story about the maturation of a young Mexican-American boy, Antonio M’arez, struggling with many questions about his destiny, life and death, and good and evil. Ultima who comes to live with Antonio becomes his caretaker and his teacher. Antonio learns there are powers in the world that differ from his beliefs in the Catholic faith. Ultima teaches Antonio “that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart”....   [tags: Literature Bless Me Ultima Essays] 887 words
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The Treatment of Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - The Treatment of Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Introduction. The play I have been studying is called "The Merchant Of Venice". This play was written in the early 1590's, and was first performed in 1596. William Shakespeare wrote "The Merchant Of Venice". There are many possible influences that inspired William Shakespeare to write "The Merchant of Venice". There are four strands to the story, which are; The caskets; the winning of Portia hand in marriage....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2156 words
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Essay on Death and Love in The Merchant of Venice - Death and Love in The Merchant of Venice        Everyone loves a martyr. He's that guy who not only suffered but died for his cause, his passion, his love. Bassanio may not be the most worthy cause to die for, but in Act IV of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Antonio is resigned to do so. In his final words before Shylock is set to extract his pound of flesh, Antonio has abandoned efforts to prevent his punishment and assures Bassanio that the deed must be done for the benefit of all. Despite the grisly and morbid nature of the procedure, Antonio has many reasons to die under such circumstances....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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Dispute Resolution in The Merchant of Venice - Shakespearean literature has been long commended by scholars for its incorporation of legal discourse into its plot structures that further paves way for interdisciplinary study of law. Practically all of Shakespearean texts are known to have tangential relation and relevance to legal practice but plays like “Merchant of Venice” have scenes that do not only depict a courtroom trial but also shed light on some key aspects and methods of dispute resolution that are arbitration, conciliation, negotiations and mediation....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1360 words
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Merchant of Venice Overview - In The Merchant of Venice, Antonio is the merchant, and complains to his friends about how depressed he is and he cannot explain why. His friend Bassanio is in desperate need of money to court Portia, wealthy women of Belmont, so Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan. However, Antonio cannot give Bassanio the loan because he has just invested all of his money into a number of ships that are still at sea. Antonio advises Bassanio to go and meet with Shylock, a Jew who is a moneylender. Bassanio takes Antonio’s advice and the both of them go to meet with him....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 522 words
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The Merchant of Venice - The Venice Times In Venicetoday, two men have made an unusual bond. The two men involved are Antonio, the wealthy well known merchant whose ships are all out at sea. Shylock who is Jewish is the other person involved in this strange agreement. Shylock makes a living by lending people money and then charging them interest on it. As we know Antonio and Shylock are not the best of friends, after all Antonio puts shylock out of business as he charges no interest on his loans therefore reduces the amount of money shylock can earn....   [tags: News Story] 420 words
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Bless Me, Ultima - Antonio is Alienated I believe that in the novel Bless Me, Ultima Antonio is an alienated individual. He doesn’t seem to act like any of the other kids his age and has been through so much more then they have. For example, Antonio is torn between making his mother happy and becoming a priest, or making his father happy and becoming a cowboy type figure. He also has experienced a lot of death in his life to people he cared deeply about. I believe that Antonio is alienated because he has the mind of an adult, he is the only one who can talk to Ultima, and he can see the future....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
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Religion in The Merchant of Venice - Religion was a major factor in a number of Shakespeare’s plays. Religion motivated action and reasoning. In Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” religion was more than a belief in a higher being; it reflected moral standards and ways of living. In the “Merchant of Venice,” “a Christian ethic of generosity, love, and risk-taking friendship is set in pointed contrast with a non-Christian ethic that is seen, from a Christian point of view, as grudging, resentful, and self-calculating.” (Bevington, pg....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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Human Trafficking in Poland - ... As the article ends it tells the ways in which Poland is beginning to endure a change. The United Nations and other global institutions have influenced the Polish Law and allowed them to adopt some very crucial principles. These principles are essential for the success of limiting human trafficking in Poland. The main emphasis is placed on ways to limit human trafficking. One way to limit the abundance of human trafficking is to prosecute those who commit the crimes to the fullest extent. “For effective prosecutions, Poles must understand the nature of trafficking and the purpose of criminalizing the practice,” Dyke states (pg 784)....   [tags: prosecution, punishment, law] 530 words
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Bless Me Ultima - Bless Me Ultima Children in many cultures are forced into awkward situations, such as they are expected to make life long decision. Some children (usually boys) are forced to chose a bride at the very early ages. Others are to rule kingdoms, and palaces, and some even countries. In the novel Bless Me Ultima, Antonio experiences many difficult situations that are beyond his years and force him to mature much faster then other children his age. For example Antonio is the cause of many of his parents fights that occur....   [tags: essays research papers] 743 words
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Are There Visions and Ghosts in Van Gogh Paintings? - ... This led to his first hospitalization where his psychotic state grew deeper into hallucinations, delusions, and more insanity. While hospitalized in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh continued his work and created 150 paintings to ease the discouragement of being there. One of his first paintings, which he created during his hospitalization called, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (displayed in Musée d’Orsay), displayed his act followed by the recovery. Painted circa 1889, with oil on a 60 x 49 cm. canvas, Van Gogh displayed himself in his own portrait in a three-quarter profile view wearing a buttoned coat and a fur cap....   [tags: artwork approach, mental illness] 1129 words
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The Use of the Body in Artaud's Theatre - The aim of this paper is to explore Antonin Artaud's use of the body in performance, as the "site of all human transformation, liberation and independence" (Barber, p72). Artaud's immense influence on theatre practice continues to generate interest and debate. Calling for an end to rational drama, his iconoclastic work pushes the boundaries of critical thinking by means of a continuous flow of construction and destruction. In Antonin Artaud: Man of Vision, Bettina Knapp offered an explanation of Artaud's popularity long after his death: “In his time, he was a man alienated from his society, divided within himself, a victim of inner and outer forces beyond his control....   [tags: dramatic arts and performance]
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Shylock as a Villian or Victim in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Shylock as a Villian or Victim in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Merchant Of Venice is the story of Antonio, a merchant, borrowing money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, in order to fund his best friend Bassanio’s romantic ambitions. Like the majority of the habitants of Venice, Antonio is Christian. At the time of the play, the sixteenth century, there was a huge abhorrence against those who were not Christian. As Antonio needed money quickly he had no alternative to borrowing from Shylock; Jewish moneylenders made profit from charging interests....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1511 words
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Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution - The Constitution of the United States is a complex idea, adopted at a fragile time in American history and is the framework for our government systems. There are different ways to view this document and different ways to interpret it, which can cause debate over the proper and correct way to go about interpretation. Justice Antonin Scalia and former Justice William Brennan, are two intellectuals with different methods and ideas about the correct way to interpret and enforce the Constitution. To understand how the Constitution works for the people of America, one must first understand about the Justices of the Supreme Court who have the power of enforcing the rules and regulations of Americas...   [tags: supreme court, justice, jury]
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Act I Scene II in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Act I Scene II in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The overwhelming impression from Act I, scene iii, is of the tension between the two main characters, Shylock and Antonio. We learn that this tension is owing to the way Shylock has been treated by Antonio in the past, and yet in their verbal battles Shylock appears unable to take full advantage of Antonio needing his help and the unique power this should give him. Throughout this scene whenever Shylock wishes to rub in the change in their positions, Antonio sticks to his principles and resists, and it is Shylock who has to change tactics....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1052 words
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Book Review Of Scalia Dissents - In Scalia Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself in giving his opinions on today's most controversial topics. Ring also provides helpful background on the opinions of cases, which makes them more accessible and practical. Scalia Dissents contains over a dozen of the justices' most interesting and controversial opinions. This book would not have been written if it were not for such an interesting character to talk about....   [tags: Scalia Justice Judge] 1665 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Written sometime between 1596 and 1598,by Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice is classified as both an early Shakespearean comedy and as one of the Bard's problem plays; it is a work in which good triumphs over evil, but serious themes are looked at and some issues remain unresolved. The play is about Antonio, a Venetian merchant, who complains to his friends that he feels a sadness which he cannot explain. His friend Bassanio is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy young woman who lives in the city of Belmont....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1463 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a Jewish money-lender is portrayed as villainous throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, he agrees to lend Antonio a sum of 3000 ducats. This loan had to be paid back within three months time otherwise Shylock would get what he wanted, a pound of Antonio’s flesh, as a part of a clause of the contract. Shylock’s continuous insistence for a pound of Antonio’s flesh shows him as a villain, but is Shylock really a villain, and not a victim....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 704 words
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The Merchant of Venice: Self-Interest versus Love - While there are many fundamental themes in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, only one seems to drive the play to its inevitable conclusion. There is a constant theme of self-interest versus love. On the surface, this seems to be the dividing factors between the Christians and the Jew. Shylock is portrayed to only care about money and profits, while the Christians are shown as people who value human relationships more. Examples of this theme are shown through Shylock’s behaviour, the many weddings of the Christian characters, and the relationship between Antonio and Bassanio....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Career Management Process - Career management plays important role in career development. Career management is done with involved taking some necessary steps to reach the career plan and commonly more focusing on the ability of the organization able to do for their employee to increase their career development (Werner & DeSimone, 2009). Career plan is usually able to be performed, at least in some apart, through the training program which implemented by the organization. Career management process contained four steps which are self-assessment, reality check, goal setting and action planning (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1)....   [tags: Development, Assessment, Goals, Plan]
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How The Characters In The Merc - People&#8217;s rewards are determined based on their actions. The fact that Shylock is not merciful to Antonio and that he is hateful towards the Christians, has resulted in him losing his possessions. Bassanio not only helps Antonio, but is also wise and being wed to Portia is his reward. Antonio gives money to Bassanio and is willing to die for his friend and his reward is his life. The particular actions and decisions made by Shylock, Antonio and Bassanio causes them to reap the benefits or misfortunes of their behavior....   [tags: essays research papers] 770 words
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Shylock: Villain or Victim? - ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a play set in Italy in the late 16th Century, written by William Shakespeare. One of the main characters in the play is a cunning Jewish moneylender named Shylock. Shylock is part of a race that was discriminated against, despised and hated for their religion. In the beginning of the play Shylock makes an unsettling bond with a well-known, good and generous man named Antonio. Shylock has always had a grudge against Antonio because he is trusting; he lends money without interest, taking away Shylock’s business....   [tags: The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare] 1029 words
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How Shakespeare Makes Us Feel Sympathetic in The Merchant of Venice - How Shakespeare Makes Us Feel Sympathetic in The Merchant of Venice In Shylock’s first speech in Act 1 Scene 3 he begins by saying he hates Christians because they lend money gratis and reduce the rate of usance on loans in Venice. At this point Shylock is more worried about the interest charged on a loan and lends money without interest making Shylock seem like a greedy character at this point. Shylock goes on to say, “If I can catch once upon the hip I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him”....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 646 words
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Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima - Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima In Rodolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned" (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women" (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not to enter....   [tags: Bless Me, Ultima] 873 words
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The Importance of the Letter in Merchant of Venice - One of the most interesting passages in The Merchant of Venice is Antonio's letter to Bassanio (III.iii.314-320). A letter is such an awkward feature to represent on the stage, that the fact of a letter being read aloud in the course of a play is significant. And indeed, this letter captures many of the main features of the play's conflicts. Antonio does not waste any time in communicating bad news, "my ships have all miscarried"(314) he writes, meaning he is broke, but he does not want to press this point too forcibly, as he probably fears that his wealth is the only cause of Bassanio's friendship....   [tags: free essay writer] 676 words
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Relationships in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Relationships in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice 'The Merchant of Venice' is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays and Act 1 Scene 3 is a key scene. There are three characters involved in the scene and these are: Antonio, Bassanio and Shylock. Shakespeare portrays their characters effectively as well as the contrasting relationships between them. He uses various themes, his language and style and the plot of the bond to achieve this. Before I look at scene 3 it is important to look at the first scene of the play....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 3119 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice In Shylock’s first scene he comes in talking about money “Three thousand ducats, well!” The audience would think of him as a stereo typical Jew troubled more about money than anything else. Later in this scene he asks “Antonio is a good man” this could be a query or a proclamation but he tells Bassaino that Antonio will be sufficient for the bond. Shylock is asked to dine with Bassanio and Antonio but Shylock replies, “Yes to smell pork, to eat the habitation which the Nazarite conjured the devil into....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 513 words
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bless me, ultima - Chapter 3 Summary When Antonio awakes, he ponders the fate of Lupito's soul and those of the men who killed him. His parents quarrel as they always do on Sunday mornings, as Gabriel's vaquero mindset is not favorable to priests. When María scolds Antonio for not being properly formal when greeting Ultima, Ultima requests that she back off because the night was hard on all men. María protests that he is still a baby. She thinks it is a sin for boys to become men. Many women in town are dressed in mourning because of sons and husbands lost in the war, which has indirectly claimed two more victims....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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How The Character Of Shylock From “The Merchant Of Venice” Is - How The Character Of Shylock From “The Merchant Of Venice” Is Presented To The Audience In Scenes 1.3, 3.1 and 4.1 Over the years, Shylock has been portrayed in many ways, for instance, in the Elizabethan time, Jews were seen as the cause of Christ’s death and were known moneylenders so they were persecuted, so Shylock normally came on stage wearing a bright red wig and portrayed as a comic villain due to this he was always mocked. However, after the holocaust was brought to light, Jews were taken more seriously and were treated with more respect than they were previously shown so when Shylock appeared on stage, he was treated fairly and was not mocked as he had been in previous versions of...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2279 words
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Shylock of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Many people are villainous in the way they behave. Their villainous acts may be attributed to their desire to destroy others and in turn elevate themselves to a higher financial or social level. However, the root cause of their villainy may be a response to the treatment they have received from others. In that case, they would have been taught villainy rather than being a villain at heart in which case, revenge would be a key motivator in inspiring them to act in a villainous way....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1095 words
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Merchant Of Venice Shylock Stu - This character sketch will be on Shylock, describing his physical and personality traits. Shylock is an older, Jewish money lender who has one daughter named Jessica. Shylock is introduced into the novel when Antonio&#8217;s friend, Gratiano needs money in order to impress a girl. Antonio at the time does not have any money and sends Gratiano to Shylock to borrow money from him. Shylock does not like Antonio because of past experiences where Antonio made fun of him publically. This leads to an interesting bond that Antonio must agree to in order for Gratiano to get money....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 448 words
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Society and History of Class Struggles - Society and History of Class Struggles At first glance, sixteenth century Shakespearian drama and the nineteenth century dialectic philosophy expressed by Marx and Engels share no probable relationship to one another. Upon closer examination, however, developments in contemporary Shakespearian England illustrate that the social and economic centralization that generate the necessary characteristics of a proto-modern nation state were emerging in sixteenth century England....   [tags: Shakespeare History Essays]
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Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me Ultima - A Religious Struggle Only a few books dare to discuss the confusion surrounded by a religious awakening. In Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, Premio Quinto Sol national Chicano literary award recipient, challenges standard religion and brings in different ideas through the perspective of a young and confused boy. Due to the new ideas that he is introduced to, the events that occurs especially deaths, and his eagerness for knowledge all leads Antonio to question his religious beliefs....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya] 1876 words
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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation - What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Bicycle Thief - The Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief." The film opens with a montage of early morning urban activities ending on a crowd of unemployed laborers clamoring for work....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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The Supporters of Far-Right Parties Analysis - Nowadays, and since the 1980s, far-right parties seem to gain more and more influence all over Europe. Each country has its own or even several: the British National Party and UK Independence Party in Britain, the National Front in France, the Golden Dawn in Greece, the Northern League in Italy or the Vlaams Belang in Belgium are examples amongst many others. This rise of such extreme right-wing parties is worrisome since they all praise for often highly controversial values and are considered by many as a threat for the democracy....   [tags: xenophobia,politics,rights wing,immigration]
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