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Were Othello and The Merchant of Venice Racist Plays? - ... Also, the ‘pound of flesh’ is symbolic of circumcision. Jessica, Shylock’s ‘jewess’ daughter is able to covert much to her joy, as she seems to see her Judaism as oppression, and is now saved. Shakespeare alludes to the fact that women can easily get out of being Jewish because there is not the hold on them that comes with circumcision. However, Judaism is passed down through the mother, so it shows how little Shakespeare really knew about the religion (Shapiro, 1996). Any criticisms of the fact that The Merchant of Venice was anti-Semitic are weak....   [tags: Shakespeare, sociological analysis]
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Merchant of Venice - Merchant of Venice In this coursework I will be answering the question “Shylock gets what he deserves” by taking into account how William Shakespeare makes the audience despise of Shylock or sympathise Shylock. Shylock is a Jew, and he is not welcome in Venice, he has especially got hatred for Antonio. He wanted revenge so Shylock put on a bond with Antonio; the punishment being for Antonio is that if he doesn’t pay back the money, which Shylock lent him, in 3 months time Shylock has the right to cut off a pound of his flesh....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 735 words
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Comparing The Merchant of Venice and the Gospel of John - The Merchant of Venice and the Gospel of John        I have never been a Christian, and before this assignment was given to me, never touched a Bible before. However, reading the gospel John has helped in my understanding of The Merchant of Venice very much. Through the Bible, I have been able to compare the themes and characters present in both texts, thus enhancing my appreciation of The Merchant of Venice.   One of the similarities that struck me was the `resemblance' of Jesus and Shylock....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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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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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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Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare - “Modern Humanitarianism has run riot on Shylock.” Discuss. “The Merchant of Venice” is concerned with two issues that were of importance in the Elizabethan Age: Jewry and Usury. It is generally assumed that the Elizabethan attitude to Jewry was hostile and that the execution of Roderigo Lopez in 1594 was characteristic of the Christian rejection of all ‘Jews, Turks, Infidels and Heretics’, who were considered to be “misbelievers”. But this could also be a false assumption, for although the Jews were forced to convert to Christianity to live in England, once they did they were generally left alone....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1213 words
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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice In the following essay I will portray my opinion of whether or not Shylock was treated unfairly. To do this I will go through the main scenes concerning Shylock and express my opinion for that particular scene. This is because it would be impossible to sympathise with Shylock on a whole because throughout the play he shows completely different sides to his character. Shakespeare has a great ability to twist complex characters therefore in one scene Shylock is considered the villain and in the next he would be considered the victim....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1497 words
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Compare and Contrast - Stereotypes in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Othello - In both of Shakespeare’s plays, "Othello" and "The Merchant of Venice", there are several instances in which the non-white and non-Christian characters are marginalized and are often the victims of prejudice and outright racism. This occurs in both "Merchant of Venice" and "Othello" particularly through the use and power of language and terms of reference. What is most fascinating about this seeming racism and bias against these characters, Othello and Shylock, is that they aren’t represented in either text as completely fitting the villainous or negative stereotypes other characters wish to put them in....   [tags: literary analysis, english literature] 2067 words
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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The play revolves around one main plot and three sub-plots. The main plot centres on the question of mercy and forgiveness as seen in the relationship between Antonio, the kind Christian, and Shylock, the unrelenting Jew. The three subplots revolve around the romances of Portia and Bassanio (the most important couple in the play), of Lorenzo and Jessica, and of Gratiano and Nerissa (the least important couple of the play). All four plots are bound by the threads of love, generosity, friendship, and the wise use of money, which are the ideals of the Elizabethan society....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2071 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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Review of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Review of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Shakespeare wrote the Merchant of Venice, it is one of Shakespeare's less known plays because the original manuscripts were lost but the play did re-surface in the 1600s. In Shakespeare's time there was only one Jew in England, he name was Rodrigo Lopez....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1578 words
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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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Custom Essay - Racial Prejudice and Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice - Racial Prejudice and Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice          William Shakespeare's comedy, The Merchant of Venice, uses satire to present Shakespeare's views on racial prejudice and anti-Semitism. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish moneylender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as generous as Shylock is greedy. This essay will examine how the themes of racial prejudice, and anti-Semitism are presented in The Merchant of Venice.   Shylock is stereotypically described as "costumed in a recognizably Jewish way in a long gown of gabardine, probably black, with a red beard and/or wing like that of Judas, and a hooked putty nose o...   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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Merchant of Venice Essay: Triumph of Good over Evil - The trial scene in the Merchant of Venice is the climax of the play as Shylock has taken Antonio to court, as he has not paid back the money he borrowed. Shylock wants the pound of flesh that is the forfeit of the bond concerning the money Antonio borrowed from him. Shylock’s main motivation for wanting this forfeit is as his daughter has stolen his money and run away, he is taking out his spite on Antonio and this blinds him as he does not watch what he is getting into during this scene From the point where Shylock enters the courtroom everyone opposing him is appealing for mercy for Antonio and this is what the scene demonstrates, a need for mercy....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays] 867 words
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The Elizabethan Theater - ... Readers feel sorry for Shylock and are disgusted by the way Christians treat Shylock throughout the novel. Currently, religion is still a polemic subject but it is not a cause for humiliations and disrespect towards others. People, nowadays, have a better understanding about different religions. Current readers are more likely to agree with Shylock’s speech: I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes. hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions. fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is....   [tags: entertainment, christians] 1278 words
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Appearance vs. Reality in Merchant Of Venice - The theme of Appearance Vs. Reality is used throughout the play to mislead and confuse so things may not always be what they seem. Shakespeare uses deception to enhance the unfolding drama and involve his audience more fully in the play – the audience are party to deceptions which the characters themselves are unaware of. Prejudice was common and the word “Jew” applied to hardhearted unscrupulous moneylenders. An Elizabethan audience would have been happy to see a Jew, Spaniard or a Moor deceived and Shakespeare clearly tried to give his audience what it wanted....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The character Shylock was a stereotypical Jew of his time, and as Jews were generally unpopular, the audience would have been automatically prejudiced against him. In Shakespeare's time, Jews were not treated well at all. This was because they were a minority group, as they had been previously banned from the country by Edward I unless they were willing to become a Christian. But, in large European cities, like Venice there was a large Jewish population....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1017 words
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Points Against And In Favour F - The trial scene in the Merchant of Venice is the climax of the play as Shylock has taken Antonio to court, as he has not paid back the money he borrowed. Shylock wants the pound of flesh that is the forfeit of the bond concerning the money Antonio borrowed from him. Shylock&#8217;s main motivation for wanting this forfeit is as his daughter has stolen his money and run away, he is taking out his spite on Antonio and this blinds him as he does not watch what he is getting into during this scene From the point where Shylock enters the courtroom everyone opposing him is appealing for mercy for Antonio and this is what the scene demonstrates, a need for mercy....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
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Characters and Relationships in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Characters and Relationships in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The characters Antonio, the merchant of Venice, and Bassanio, his friend who lives beyond his means, have already been introduced by Shakespeare in the first scene. Here Bassanio has asked his friend to lend him money so that he might woo the rich and beautiful Portia. Antonio has expressed his willingness to lend the money but, as his trading ships are all away at sea, he does not have funds readily available....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1589 words
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Prejudice in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Prejudice in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice The main theme of the Merchant of Venice is of Shylock, a Jew, and Antonio, a Christian taking part in a deal involving the Jew lending the Christian a sum of money. The bond they make is that if Antonio cannot pay Shylock back, Shylock can take legally a pound of Antonio's flesh as payment. The other plots in the play consist of Jessica, Shylock's daughter eloping with Lorenzo, another Christian and Antonio's friend Bassanio, who is courting a rich lady, Portia of Beaumont who are both of course Christian....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1079 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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Analysis of Act Four Scene One of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Analysis of Act Four Scene One of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare In Shakespeare’s, ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Act 4 scene 1 has an extremely important role in developing the drama, messages and characters in this play. At the same time it also works on a part of the play turned ‘comedy’. In the Merchant of Venice, many messages are portrayed throughout and in this significant scene. These include the self-interest of Shylock against the love of Antonio, Antonio putting himself at risk for those he loves, that mercy is more important than justice, women are in fact wise and capable as in those days they were always undermined by men....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1097 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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Failure and Success in William Shakespeare´s The Merchant of Venice and Richard II - ... Shylock, a Jewish man in the play is portrayed as a blood thirsty money-grubber, and is constantly put down by many of the Christians in Venice. Specifically he is constantly attacked by Antonio. When Shylock is given the chance to now take his revenge upon Antonio we see that there is a man, Shylock, who is identified as a creature rather than human. Shylock takes his opportunity against Antonio to not rebel against the social order when he insists on taking a pound of flesh as retribution for Antonio’s default on his loan from Shylock....   [tags: rebellions, authority, destruction] 800 words
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The Theme of Prejudice in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Theme of Prejudice in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare                William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, is an examination of hatred and greed. Prejudice is a dominant theme in The Merchant of Venice, most notably taking the form of anti-Semitism. Shylock is stereotypically described as "costumed in a recognizably Jewish way in a long gown of gabardine, probably black, with a red beard and/or wing like that of Judas, and a hooked putty nose or bottle nose" (Charney, p....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays Shakespeare]
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Prejudice, Racism and Anti-Semitism in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Prejudice, Racism and Anti-Semitism in William Shakespeare’s play, "The Merchant of Venice" Throughout William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, there is a strong theme of prejudice. Portia has to deal with prejudice against her sex, the Prince of Morocco has to deal with prejudice against his race but the character that is most discriminated against is Shylock. He is hated for being a Jew and a money-lender, but Shakespeare has not made Shylock a character easy to sympathise with. He appears to be mean and cruel and it seems as though he loves money above all things....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2825 words
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Anti Semetic Themes in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Anti Semetic Themes in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare In Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice there is a clear clash of opinions between Antonio and Shylock. Most of the characters in the play are definitely against Shylock because he is Jewish. But is the message that Shakespeare is putting across saying that all people should hate Jewish people. I think that it could well be for these reasons. Firstly in the basic structure of the play, Shakespeare will always make subtle differences in the way he writes dialogue for each character....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 574 words
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Merchant of Venice Essay: The True Nature of Venetian Society - The idea of mercy is important in The Merchant of Venice because it provides a focus for the contrast between Venetian Christian society and the alien invader, represented by Shylock. Mercy occupies a "central" position in the trial scene (IV.i.), where the power struggle between aristocratic Venetian society and the threatening force Shylock comes to a climax. My thesis is that the contrast between (and equation of) mercy and revenge in the trial scene reveals the true nature of Venetian society as insecure , hypocritical and vengeful....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays] 876 words
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Imperfect Faith in The Merchant of Venice - Imperfect Faith in The Merchant of Venice      Though William Shakespeare accurately portrays both Christianity and Judaism in his play The Merchant of Venice, the characters in the play do not represent their religions well. A reader unfamiliar with these religions could easily misinterpret flaws in a character's nature as the teachings of his religion. After a preliminary glance at the play, one would assume that Shakespeare wrote unjustly of the two religions depicted therein. However, Shakespeare had to write the play to please his audience, so he added a twist....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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Differences Between Poria and Jessica in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - ... Both, Jessica and Portia, have close friendships in the play as well. Jessica becomes friends with Lancelot, and Portia has Nerissa as her lady-in-waiting. One main difference between both woman is that Jessica is Jewish, and Portia is Christian. Because Jessica is Jewish, she is required to live in the “ghetto”. Jessica lives in Belmont while Portia lives in Venice. Portia comes from a much better financial background than what Jessica does. Portia is incredibly wealthy. Jessica has much more rebbellion than what Portia does....   [tags: sexism, money, handmaid]
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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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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice is a play that, like many of Shakespeare's plays show characters at the edges of society. In The Merchant of Venice we see Shylock and Portia showing this by either being the minority or the least respected or in Shylock's case both. What adds to their role at the edge of society is the way they subvert their roles because this focuses, in the case of Portia, the audience on her and, in shylocks case, the other characters on him....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1189 words
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William Shakespeare'sThe Merchant Of Venice - William Shakespeare'sThe Merchant Of Venice “The Merchant of Venice” written in the 16th century in 1596 and originally a comedy. The play is about Antonio who lends money to his friend, Bassanio, because he wants to marry a rich heiress, Portia. Although Antonio’s money is tied up in his ships, Bassanio still allows him to borrow some on his behalf. Portia cannot choose her own husband. In his will, her father requires suitors to choose one of three caskets, whoever chooses the right one wins Portia....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 911 words
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The Power of Act IV Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - The Power of Act IV Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare This scene is so powerful because it is the climax of the whole plot. We know that Shakespeare gives it a lot of importance because it is a very long scene. It is given great importance because all the characters are there. Its location is very important because it is set in a court and as soon as the certons are lifted, the audience know this is a serious scene. It is also important about the location because in the olden days the Venetian court were seen as a powerful place so this means that they could not show mercy to Antonio because this would make the court look week....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1059 words
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William Shakespeare Sways Audience's Sympathies in The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare Sways Audience's Sympathies in The Merchant of Venice Critics often describe Shylock as one of Shakespeare's most complex characters. This is not because he shows the emotions of love and hate, for many of Shakespeare's characters do as well. I feel that it is more because he is more human. His enemies truly hurt him when they ridicule him without reason, and in the end of Act 4, destroy him without just cause. It is a frequently asked question, is Shylock mostly a bloodthirsty criminal, libertarian of the oppressed Jews in Venice....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 809 words
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Modern Audience's Response to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - Modern Audience's Response to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice The modern audience respond in a very negative way. Some of the things which make them respond in this way are the racism and the not so funny jokes. The open racism is a very sensitive subject due to what happened in world war two and the modern audience is not very appreciative of it. When Antonio talks to Shylock about borrowing money he is not kind and polite but is rude and very anti-Semitic towards Shylock....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 876 words
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Unresolved Issues in The Merchant of Venice - For much of the play, The Merchant of Venice appears to be vintage Shakespearean farce. A group of buffoons vie to marry the beautiful and wealthy Portia; women dress up as men and fool their betrothed; servants are willing accomplices in playful deceits. Where Merchant of Venice departs from the pattern of a typical Shakespearean farce is with the appearance of Shylock, the Jew. Shylock transforms this play from a simple comedy to a work of enormous complexity. In The Merchant of Venice, the contrast between the tragedy of Shylock and the comedy of the other characters raises many issues that are left unresolved for the thoughtful reader....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1023 words
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The Merchant of Venice - "The Merchant of Venice" by WIlliam Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice" is a play about revenge, justice, deseption and friendship. The story is about, Shylock a wealth Jew, lending one of his enemies, Antonoi, three thousand ducats. Although Antonio is a rich merchant all his resources are in his ships, trading too distant countries, but because he wants to help out his friend, Bassanio, he has no choice but to ask Shylock for a loan , not to know it could lead to his death. In this play there is a big difference between the Christian charaters and Shylock, the main difference being Shylock seems to be more interested in his money and business rather than human relationships, which the C...   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 471 words
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Analysis of William Shakespeare's Plays - Analysis of William Shakespeare's Plays You'd think Shakespeare had titled the play "The Moneylender of Venice." Although he appears in only five scenes, the character of Shylock has dominated the performance and discussion of The Merchant of Venice for the past 200 years....   [tags: Papers] 1920 words
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Analysis of The Merchant of Venice - Analysis of The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice" is based on a simple enough plot, but it gives a more complex view of the characters involved. It portrays each characters attitude, opinions and actions and shows how they affect the other characters. ====================================================================== Shylock is perhaps the most noteworthy character. He is centred on most of the play's events. Throughout the play he is portrayed as both a villain and a victim and is used to emphasise a number of the play's themes such as greed, revenge, prejudice and racism....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 510 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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Depiction of Love in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Depiction of Love in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice is a play about both love and hate. Shakespeare shows the theme of hate through the prejudice of both the Jews and the Christians and the theme of love amongst the Christian love of friendship and love of marriage. These themes are set in two different places: Belmont (where Portia lives) and Venice (where Shylock lives). Belmont symbolises love and Venice symbolises hate and because Belmont conquers Venice, love conquers hate....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 753 words
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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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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice From your reading of the play, explore the character of Shylock. Was he meant to be a figure to be mocked and despised by Shakespeare's audience or did Shakespeare want a different reaction to him. Throughout history, Jews have been persecuted for their beliefs. Muslims and Christians have thrown Jews from their countries, segregated them when they are present in those countries, and abused them when they are near. Anti-Semitism is not so prevalent in this modern day in some countries, yet a violent religious jihad has been going on in Israel for over 50 years....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 1294 words
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Stereotypes and The Merchant of Venice - Stereotypes are a fixed image of all members of a culture, group, or race usually based on limited and inaccurate information resulted from the minimal contact with this stereotyped groups. stereotypes have many forms; people are stereotyped according to their religion, race, ethnicity, age, gender, coulor, or national origins. This kind of intolerance is focused on the easily observable characteristics of groups of people. In general, stereotypes reduce individuals to a rigid and inflexible image that doesn't account for the multi-dimensional nature of human beings....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
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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 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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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Introduction The three versions of the Merchant of Venice which I have watched are: 1. Channel 4 television version for their Schools Broadcasting Programmes 2. Trevor Nunn's version 3. National Theatre Company version directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Laurence Olivier as Shylock Act IV scene 1 is an intense scene in the play where we see many of the play's main themes such as justice and mercy, money and status, revenge, loyalty, love and prejudice and tolerance....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays] 2268 words
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The Merchant of Venice - The Merchant of Venice is a romantic comedy which was written between 1596 and 1597. It opens on the streets of Venice and throughout the comedy, the setting shifts between Venice and Belmont. Bassanio (a business man) tells Antonio, (a Venetian merchant and dear friend) that he has fallen in love with Portia, (a wealthy heiress from Belmont) and plans to travel to Belmont to win her heart. Bassanio tells Antonio that he desperately needs money to court Portia; Antonio unfortunately has his money invested in merchant ships at sea and tells Bassanio that he is unable to make the loan, but suggests that Bassanio seek a moneylender and name Antonio as the loan's guarantor....   [tags: European Literature] 449 words
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