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Well, he also wrote The Merchant of Venice, a play that is kind of none of the above. It's also kind of all of the above.

The Merchant of Venice has elements that make it a classic.

The Merchant of Venice has many contemporary themes in it....


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Officially, The Merchant of Venice is a comedy. A comedy about a bitter and detested Jewish moneylender (Shylock) who seeks revenge against a Christian merchant who has defaulted on a loan.

There are many relationships in The Merchant of Venice....

In the Merchant Of Venice, Portia is a woman that saves the life of a man using her head.
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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....

 

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Mior honoured me to be the main character in the ‘Merchant of Venice’ play.
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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....

It is undeniable that most of us encountered difficulties in reading the ‘Merchant of Venice’.
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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....


SparkNotes: The Merchant of Venice: Themes

Shakespeare, with his pulse on the popular interest, presented The Merchant of Venice around 1597, hot on the heels of the Lopez trial. What's interesting about Shakespeare's Jewish merchant, Shylock, is that—depending on how you read the story—he is not a caricature of all things evil.

A summary of Themes in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Or are you feeling like it might be a tragedy? And, given the amount of (insanely bigoted and shameful) history that needs to be covered in order for you to get the gist of The Merchant of Venice, maybe we should refer to this bad boy as a history?

SparkNotes: The Merchant of Venice: Plot Overview

He presents a conflict, and the characters eventually resolve the conflict in a relatively happy ending, which involves marrying off the hero and his entourage to the heroine and her companions, leaving the villain outside the "magic circle" of protagonists.

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In The Merchant of Venice, Antonio is presented as the hero, and Shylock the villain, but neither is within the circle of marriages at the end of Act V....

The Merchant of Venice – IGCSE ENGLISH EXPLAINED

No, it's The Merchant of Venice. A play that will make you writhe in discomfort even while you laugh, snicker even while you get weepy, contemplate the evilness of men even while feeling kinda warm and fuzzy inside when they do the right thing, root on one of the fiercest heroines in all of drama... and, because this is Shakespeare, gawp in amazement at the language acrobatics, wit, and poetry of this dang masterful play.