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Shylock as the Villain in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock as the Villain in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare wrote 'The Merchant of Venice' in about 1597. It was first performed by The Chamberlain's Men at the Theatre Shoreditch. The Merchant of Venice was in the repertory of Shakespeare's company before they took up residence at the Globe in 1599. The play was written as a comedy, but has become a serious drama. In order to answer the question it is vital to look at the pervading views of the society when it was first performed....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1958 words
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Response to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by a Modern Audience - Response to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by a Modern Audience Since the time of Shakespeare, The play “Merchant of Venice” has had a dramatic effect on the modern audience today. In the 16th century, Jews were completely disliked, & Jews were not allowed to live in England unless they had converted to Christianity. ====================================================================== Jews who practised their own religion were banned from England. To modern audiences, this is “Anti-Semitic”, so this play completely shows the worse part of Christians, from beginning to end....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1112 words
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Comparing One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bless Me Ultima - Magic or Reality in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bless Me Ultima      In the South American storytelling tradition it is said that humans are possessed of a hearing that goes beyond the ordinary. This special form is the soul’s way of paying attention and learning. The story makers or cantadoras of old spun tales of mystery and symbolism in order to wake the sleeping soul. They wished to cause it to prick up its ears and listen to the wisdom contained within the telling. These ancient methods evolved naturally into the writings of contemporary Latin American authors....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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William Shakespeare's Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare's Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice Shylock is one of the main characters in the play. He is a Jew who is treated very badly by all Christians. He is presented with an ideal opportunity to kill Antonio, who is a Christian moneylender, when Antonio goes to Shylock on behalf of Bassanio to ask for 3000 ducats so that he can go to Belmont and try for the hand of Lady Portia - a wealthy and beautiful heiress. The three men meet and agree to the bond to a bond, which states that Bassanio will have the loan of 3000 ducats for three months, but if Antonio fails to repay Shylock, Shylock will claim a pound of his flesh....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1298 words
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Defining Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Defining Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice One of the factors that make Shakespeare plays famous is its capability to appeal to wide range of audience. For example in The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare brings up the question of religion, racism and morality for the intellectuals amongst the Elizabethans but for most off the groundlings and ill-educated it was a simply a battle between Christians and Jews in which the Jew (e.g. Shylock) should end up facing the heat of defeat in the climax....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2069 words
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Analysis of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Analysis of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice was written in London by William Shakespeare in 1598. The first edition of the Merchant of Venice was published in 1600 by Thomas Heys. The play caused quite a stir when it was published as the play is anti-Semitic, which means hostile or prejudiced against Jews. No other books or plays in England had covered a plot about a Jew. In England, when Shakespeare was writing, Jews had been banished for the past 300 years....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1208 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice My critical essay is on Shylock, who is one of the main characters in the play, "The Merchant of Venice," which was written by one of the most famous playwrights of all time, William Shakespeare. In this essay I intend to prove that Shylock was the villain of this play and although there may have been moments where he appeared to be a victim, he was a cruel and evil villain. He was an unforgiving character who was scheming to get his own way throughout the whole play....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 759 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice By the end of Act 4 scene 1, my view of Shylock is a man who wishes to get revenge at society by trying to take the flesh of a Venetian merchant because of the prejudices that are thrown at him. Shylock is a rich Jewish moneylender and a widow whose daughter has eloped with a Christian, Lancelot. Shylock is treated with the lowest kind of integrity and respect in Venice this was normal for Jews in the Victorian period since most of Europe was greatly Anti- Semis-tic....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2104 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice In the "Merchant of Venice", Shylock’s character undergoes a metamorphosis from victim to villain. Christians looked down on him, and he suffered humiliation and prejudice because of his job as a usurer and because of his race. However, he is also vengeful and cunning, and jumps at every chance to take revenge for himself. During the time that the play was set there were not many Jews in Venice as the Christians were Anti – Semitism....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 681 words
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John Webster's Play The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster's Play The Duchess of Malfi In the opening of The Duchess of Malfi takes place between Delio and Antonio, a steward of the Duchess and his friend. Webster makes his audience aware that Antonio has journeyed outside Malfi, to France. The words "France, Frenchman, French" all appear within the first four lines of the text, a blunt indicator to ensure that the audience, however inattentive, grasps the point that Antonio has been absent from Malfi. He supports this point by referring to the timespan since Antonio last saw Delio, "You have been long in France." The word "long" suggests that a considerable time has passed since he was last resident in Malfi....   [tags: Webster Duchess Malfi Essays] 2929 words
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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare was written between 1594-1596.It is classified as a comedy; it is also a work of good triumphs over evil, but serious themes are examined and some issues remain unresolved. In the play Shakespeare has woven together plots from different books. Shakespeare gets the bond story and the story of the ring from an Italian novella, LL Pecorone, in a collection put together by Sir Geovanni and published in 1558....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2196 words
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Directing William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Directing William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice I am going to set my theatrical production of "Merchant of Venice" act 1 scene 3 in a building in a street in Venice. The building in which this scene is set should be lit by candle light creating a slightly dark, gloomy atmosphere to give the audience a sense of mischief and wrong doing on Shylock's part. Costume wise I would make a clear distinction between the clothes of Shylock and the Venetians. Shylock will wear old dirty looking, dull coloured clothes whilst the Venetians wear colourful, more elegant looking clothes to portray their higher stature and importance....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 872 words
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Shylock as a Victim of Villain - Shylock as a Victim of Villain Throughout the play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ there are constant references to various characters and the way they relate to one another, however there is no character so diverse and so complex as Shylock’s character. Shakespeare tries to portray Shylock in a number of ways however I believe his main focus in the play, is on his villainous side. This may be portraying the time of Shakespeare where ethnic minorities like Jews were hated and condemned for their religion....   [tags: Papers] 2296 words
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The Duchess of Malfi - The principal characters and their roles We follow after bubbles, blown in th'air. Pleasure of life, what is't. Only the good hours of an ague The Jacobean age was one of questioning and uncertainty about many issues, such as religion, politics and law. At the same time it was rediscovering the potency of Classical texts of Rome and Greece, and reinterpreting tragic form to suit its own ends. The Duchess of Malfi is a revenge tragedy, but Webster has used the form for much more than just its entertainment value; he has used it as a vehicle for the exploration of some themes relevant to the society of his time....   [tags: Duchess of Malfi Webster Papers] 2605 words
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Defying Male Power in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi -    John Webster's play The Duchess of Malfi is an illustration of the unequal power relations between the sexes during the sixteenth century. In the play the brothers Ferdinand and the Cardinal are shown as men who want to control their sister the Duchess by not letting her remarry. Out of this situation emerges the Duchess who, in spite of her promise not to marry again (p. 1298), will do the complete opposite, thus defying male power. Her conversation with Antonio (lines 317-61, pp. 1292-3) is an example of this because in her speech the Duchess intends to make Antonio realize that she is against both the conventions of marriage codes and men's assumptions of women's sexuality....   [tags: Duchess of Malfi Essays]
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Shakespeare's Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice In every play or story, you need a villain, someone you can hate - in Cinderella you have the evil stepmother, in Harry Potter you have Lord Voldermort, and in the Merchant of Venice you have Shylock. In this scene, I see Shylock not as the comical buffoon or villain but as the outsider. The scene opens with a conversation between Basanio and Shylock. Basanio wants to borrow three thousand ducats from Shylock for three months, but Shylock is reluctant....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 464 words
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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - The True Villain - The True Villain of The Tempest On June 2, 1609, five hundred colonists set out in nine ships from Plymouth in association with the imperial Virginia Company. It was the aim of this expedition to fortify John Smith's colony in Virginia. While eight of the party's vessels securely arrived at Jamestown, the flagship, called the “Sea Adventure” , was conspicuously absent. This ship --which carried the fleet's most valuable cargo, the admiral Sir John Somers and the future governor of Virginia Sir George Somers --was separated from the other eight during a fierce storm off the coast of Bermuda, the legendary Isle of Devils, dreaded by superstitious sixteenth-century sailors....   [tags: Shakespeare The Tempest] 993 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Shylock's character in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' has long been a controversial subject- more so now than it was when the play was written in the late 16th Century. First performed in 1605, it seemingly conforms to the anti-semitic stereotypes towards Jews and their conduct but, unlike Shakespeare's rival's work ('The Jew of Malta) by Christopher Marlowe, the main Jewish character is attributed not only the negative traits associated with Jews at the time, but also a side that sees to show humanity....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2320 words
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The Trial Scene in The Merchant of Venice - The Trial Scene in The Merchant of Venice Written between 1596 and 1598 "The Merchant of Venice" is not one of the most performed plays written by William Shakespeare. The play is classed as one of the sixteen comedy plays and most productions often use modern times and dress. It was performed in front of an audience who were not very well educated but the issues being raised in the play would have been understood. A modern day audience would be less sympathetic than the audience of that period towards the Jew, Shylock....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1004 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice A key feature of the play 'The Merchant Of Venice' is the issue of whether Shylock is a victim or a villain. This issue is raised at many crucial points most of which can be separated into the categories victim or villain. Act 1 Scene 3 displays Shylock as a sensible business man. This is our first introduction of Shylock and therefore produces our first impressions. The first point where Shylocks' character is revealed in detail is during his soliloquy of lines 37 - 48....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1161 words
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The Characters of Shylock and Bassanio in A Merchant of Venice - First let me start of by explaining the common stereotype of a hero and of a villain: A hero is associated as being brave, generous, warm hearted and an all round good person. A villain is normally thought of as cruel, deceiving, hurtful and evil. The characters in A Merchant of Venice can all fit into one of these catagories but especially those of Shylock and Bassanio. Shylock's job is as a moneylender. Insists on a lot of interest back, selfish when Antonio approaches him for money to borrow....   [tags: A Merchant of Venice] 297 words
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The Prejudiced Message of Merchant of Venice - The Prejudiced Message of Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice portrays a prejudiced message. This is first evident in Act one when Shylock openly says to himself, "I hate him because he is a Christian....May my people be cursed if I forgive him!" All throughout the book the Christians are battling with the Jews and neither of them will listen to the other because their hearts are filled with intense prejudice. Antonio proves that he is unwilling to change his feelings toward Shylock when he says, "I'm likely to call you names again, spit on you again, and shun you again." They don't seem to realize that their prejudiced attitudes could get someone...   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 325 words
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William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice In many ways, shylock is a more difficult character for a modern audience than for an Elizabethan audience. With close reference to Act 1 scene 3, Act 3 scene 1 and Act 4 scene 1 show how an actor might reveal the human being behind the stereotype. The merchant of Venice is a play written in Elizabethan times by William Shakespeare. The play is set in Elizabethan Venice. The play starts with Antonio, a rich merchant, who is depressed without any obvious reason....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2277 words
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Antitheatricalism and Jonson's Volpone - Antitheatricalism and Jonson's Volpone Crossdressing in England was mostly opposed by the Fundamentalist branch of the Protestant Church known as the Puritans. The Puritan dogma, much like the concept of transvestism, was constantly challenged. Puritans found resistance in the religious authorities of the Church of England and the English government. Before 1536, the Roman Catholic Church was unimpeded and always won over Puritan proposals regarding legislation. Without a cooperative political ear, the Puritans resorted to experimental spiritual expression by changing their social behavior and structuring....   [tags: Jonson Volpone Essays] 797 words
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The Two Worlds of Venice and Belmont Depicted in Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice - The Two Worlds of Venice and Belmont Depicted in Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice In 'The Merchant of Venice,' Shakespeare explores two different yet similar worlds. The world of Venice and the world of Belmont. These two worlds have many differences and some similarities. For example, Venice is a completely different setting compared with Belmont. Also, the characters in Venice are different but also similar to the ones in Belmont. Furthermore, the society in Veniceis different compared with the society in Belmont....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 864 words
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Aspects of The Merchant of Venice that are Meant to Evoke a Sympathetic Response - Aspects of The Merchant of Venice that are Meant to Evoke a Sympathetic Response Although “The Merchant of Venice” is meant to be a comedy, there are aspects of it which are very serious and are meant to evoke a somewhat, sympathetic response from both Elizabethan and modern day audiences. The three characters; Jessica, Shylock and Antonio each had many moral dilemmas. These dilemmas vary from each character. Antonio’s first moral dilemma was agreeing to the bond with Shylock. This could have been classed as arrogance, in thinking Shylock would not stick to the bond after all Antonio had said to him in the past about his religion....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1926 words
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Analysis of Shylock's Role in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Analysis of Shylock's Role in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare In this essay, I will be examining one of Shakespeare’s most memorable and controversial characters, Shylock. Shylock is one of the main characters in ‘The Merchant of Venice.’ He is often seen as a villain but some argue that he actually a victim. ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a play that explores revenge, love and prejudice. It follows a Jew called Shylock and a Christian called Antonio. Antonio borrows three thousand ducats from Shylock for his close friend Bassanio and makes a bond that says that in the case of forfeiture, Shylock can take a pound of flesh from any part of the body he w...   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1050 words
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The Character of Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare - The Character of Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare - Victim or Villain. Who is Shylock. If you’ve heard of one of The Famous Shakespeare’s plays “The Merchant of Venice” then surely you’ve heard of the character “Shylock the Jew”, who is mostly well known for his meanness and his typical Jewish character. He is seen as both the victim and the villain in different parts of the play, but the question is, which of both is he really. I see Shylock as both victim and villain, and below I will explain how I have come to that conclusion....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 769 words
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Shylock : a Villain in appearance, a Victim at heart - In many plays there are two types of characters, good and evil. Then there are those few who could be on either side of the fence. The character could have both good and evil aspects, creating a complex personality. In The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, there is an example of one of those characters. Shylock could be one of the most controversial characters ever created. Some people believe he is a victim, while others say he is a villain. In order to trace this idea we should know why people in the Elizabethan era hates Jews....   [tags: Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare]
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Describing Shylock of William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - Describing Shylock of William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice When then Merchant of Venice was written, the religion in this country was Christianity. Anybody who was not of that religion was looked down upon, especially those who were Jews. They were treated despicably, so as the play starts and as Shylock is introduced as a Jew it is certain that he is going to be depicted as the lowest of the low, as being mercenary and sadistic. However, as the play progresses we see another side of Shylock, we see him as the victim of many years of Christian abuse, both verbal or physical, and we can see that his behaviour is understandable due to the persecution he has suff...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 826 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Introduction One of the most interesting and dramatic characters in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is the rich, despised money-lending Jew Shylock. It is impossible to judge Shylock’s character by our own modern Standards, simple because Shakespeare wrote this play for play goers in Elizabethan times. This was very different to modern times for two reasons. Firstly, people watching the play would not find it strange to feel sorry for a character, then a few moments later, to be screaming for their blood....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1687 words
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Merchant Of Venice Character Diary - Shylock - Today Bassanio came up to me asking for my moneys. Later on I told him that I would lend him the moneys without any interest. I was very cautious in the repeating of his demands. Antonio is naive risking his life hoping the ships will return. I am clever because I am using this opportunity to get revenge. I made Bassanio nervous when I called Antonio a good man and they both probably knew the meaning. I'll show Antonio when his ships fail to return. Lancelot is getting on my nerves again. He is snail-slow in profit and he sleeps by day....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 516 words
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Adventure story - Long ago, there was a newly trained warrior from across the seas of Antonica, the race of the forgotten iksar being newly re-discovered had begun the life of one iksar. This neophyte warrior's name was Lyzzard. Lyzzard trained outside of his hometown killing scorpions and scaled wolf pups until he gained the level of 5. At this time he was getting bored of the creatures that inhabited the outside area of the gates of Cabilis and noticed that the road lead down into a pit. When Lyzzard decided he should go and check out this new land he had not seen before, he knew there could be some dangers in going....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 674 words
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The United States Government - U.S. Government (History) The United States Government A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted by his mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him William Jefferson Clinton. At age 22 William received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University....   [tags: History Historical Government Politics essays]
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Comparing Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, and Much Ado About Nothing - Trickery and Disguise in Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, and Much Ado About Nothing      Shakespeare uses similar comic elements to effect similar outcomes in his works.  Many of his plays utilize trickery and disguise to accomplish similar endings.        Trickery plays a major role in The Merchant of Venice and drives most of the action, while mistaken identity, specifically Portia's disguise as the "learned attorney's" representative, plays a major role in the resolution of the play.  The first instance of trickery in the play is Bassanio's plan to present himself as a financially sound suitor, when in truth, he is not....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Presentation of Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare When Shakespeare wrote ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ there was a suggestion that he was competing with a very popular play ‘The Jew Of Malta’ written in 1589 by Christopher Marlowe. This play treats the Jew as an evil villain and a wicked ogre. Shakespeare is not entirely free from the idea that all usurers were Jews and therefore all Jews were evil, but he does also allow us to see Shylock as a human being who has himself been wronged....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1042 words
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The Theme of Prejudice in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - The Theme of Prejudice in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice In The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, there are two main themes, prejudice, and loyalty. Prejudice is the more evident theme and is shown in many different aspects through the characters and plot. Shylock and Antonio demonstrate religious discrimination between Christians and Jews. Portia and her suitors display racial discrimination. The aim of this essay is to discuss the theme of prejudice as shown in the play....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1157 words
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The Distance that Separates us from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - The Distance that Separates us from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice Without a doubt, Shylock of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice has been a subject of much controversy and debate for scholars and critics worldwide. Specifically, an element of his character that has been thoroughly reviewed is the harshness with which he proposes his bond with Antonio. As contemporary readers of the pound of flesh story we are naturally mortified by the fact that Shylock would call for such barbarous terms....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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The Merchant Of Venice - Shylock: Villain Or Victim? - 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 endured at the hands of others. In short, they have been taught villainy, rather than it being an integral part of their personality. In such instances, revenge can be a key motivator in inspiring them to act in a villainous way....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1770 words
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The Role Of Prejudice In The Merchant Of Venice - The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice This paper discusses the subject of prejudice in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. I. Introduction William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as generous as Shylock is greedy, particularly with his friend, Bassanio....   [tags: The Merchant Of Venice]
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Act IV, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice - Act IV, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice In Shakespeare’s day, Jews were banned from England, in fact Jews had been banned since 1290 ad. The only Jews allowed to stay were the ones who would convert to Christianity. When the Jews moved away from Israel in the third century BC, they refused to mix with non-Jews who they referred to as gentiles. They also refused to change their beliefs and way of life. Non-Jews soon became resentful of the Jews as they became successful in business and this hatred only grew....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1653 words
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The Character of Shylock in William Shakespeare's Othello - The Character of Shylock in William Shakespeare's Othello William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in the small town of Stratford. He wrote many plays, including the revered Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Hamlet and, of course, The Merchant of Venice. He died in 1616, aged 52. This essay aims to take a look at Shylock as a character, to decide whether he is a victim or a villain....   [tags: Papers] 1496 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Introduction William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He was educated at Stratford grammar school. Shakespeare was a poet who wrote plays, so he always tried to write his verse or prose in ways that would have the greatest dramatic impact. This is the reason why his language isn't like everyday speech. Shakespeare's "The merchant of Venice" was written and first performed in about 1597 and was performed at the theatre in London, this means that the structure of the grammar, the vocabulary and the style of dialogue have changed considerably compared to the pre...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1959 words
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Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Right from the start of when Shylock is introduced he could be seen as an "ogre” because he is prepared to do business that will profit himself with Antonio and Bassanio but when asked to talk and eat with them he takes it as an insult to him through his religion. "Yes to smell pork, to eat of the habitation which your prophet the nazarite conjured the devil into." Shylock may have his reasons to not want to socialise with Antonio and Bassanio, the two Christians, but they are worthless, as he has still chosen to do business with them and so there're taking advantages of both his religion and the ability to...   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 540 words
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Is Shylock More Sinned Against Than Sinning? - There are many sides to this argument. The first is that Shylock does not sin at all, the second is that all the characters sin as much as each other, the third that Shylock is the only one who sins, the fourth that they all sin, but Shylock sins the most making the above statement false, and the fifth way of arguing it is to agree with the statement. Shylock may sin when he makes the contract with Antonio saying that he must pay back the 3000D within 3months if he lends it to him, or he can take 1lb of flesh from his body, but it is not clear whether he wants to harm Antonio because he claims to want “Only friendship”....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 733 words
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Merchant of Venice Essay: Universal Elements - The Universal Elements of Merchant of Venice Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice contains many themes and elements that are considered timeless or universal. Samuel Taylor Coleridge defines a timeless or universal element as a “representation of men in all ages and all times.” A universal element is relevant to the life of every human being – it is universal. The first major theme that plays an important role in the play is the Christians’ prejudice against the Jews. A second important theme is the attitude toward money....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays] 868 words
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The Bicycle Thief - &#9;Another fine example of neorealism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W.II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorami) meets his spouse Maria (Lianalla Carell) on his way back home....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare The "Merchant Of Venice" is a poem I have studied recently and will be going on to describe it's four themes - Love/Hate/Friendship and Money. I will go on to describe contrasting characters in the poem. The theme Love is mostly shown through Portia & Bassanio, because all she wanted was to have a choice in the man she married and the reason she could not do this was because her fathers will had forbidde. When Portia & Bassanio meet they really feel they want to be with each other but she does not want Bassanio to chose casket straight away because if he picks the wrong casket he must not see Portia again....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 385 words
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