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The Merchant of Venice

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Published by Chelsea House Publications .
Written in English

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  • English literature: Shakespeare criticism,
  • Shakespeare studies & criticism,
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  • Italy,
  • Jews,
  • Moneylenders

  • Edition Notes

    Bloom"s Shakespeare Through the Ages

    ContributionsHarold Bloom (Editor), Neil Heims (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9555478M
    ISBN 100791095762
    ISBN 109780791095768

    She throws him a chest of gold and jewels and climbs down to him. His cause of death was unknown, but it is surmised that he knew he was dying. After Gobbo leaves, she muses to herself on what flaws are in her character that makes her ashamed to be her father's daughter, and that although she is related to him by blood she is alienated by his manners. If you prick us, do we not bleed?

    Meanwhile in Venice, Shylock, a rich Jewish moneylender who harbors a secret hatred for Antonio, has agreed to lend Bassanio three thousand ducats for three months, on Antonio's bond. However, he now feels that he may have found a way — but he will again need a loan from Antonio. Antonio agrees because all of his ships are due back in Venice a full month before the bond falls due. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.

    The whole group rejoices in their good fortune. This penalty has made it even harder to convince any of the men to even hazard a guess. Belmont, however, is not nearly as idyllic as it appears throughout the play. The title itself is misleading, and is often misconstrued as a reference to Shylock, the Jew.


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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Download PDF Ebook

Shylock as a villain[ edit ] English society in the Elizabethan and Jacobean era has been described as "judeophobic". Reader Interactions. Antonio has already antagonized Shylock through his outspoken antisemitism and because Antonio's habit of lending money without interest forces Shylock to charge lower rates.

Malone responds that "Sweet is pleasing, delightful, and such is the meaning of dulcis in Horace.

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He identifies himself as Balthazar, a young male "doctor of the law", bearing a letter of recommendation to the Duke from the learned lawyer Bellario.

Shylock, expecting a favorable judgment, begins whetting his knife. In her absence she asks Lorenzo and Jessica to manage her estate. To bait fish withal; if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

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This version which featured a masque was popular, and was acted for the next forty years. Meanwhile in Venice, Shylock, a rich Jewish moneylender who harbors a secret hatred for Antonio, has agreed to lend Bassanio three thousand ducats for three months, on Antonio's bond.

In response to questioning by Lorenzo, Jessica praises Portia as great and peerless. Launcelot, Salarino and Solanio The Merchant of Venice book, and Lorenzo The Merchant of Venice book Gratiano that he intends to have Jessica escape by dressing her as a torchbearer.

Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. In his plays and poetry Shakespeare often depicted strong male bonds of varying homosocialitywhich has led some critics to infer that Bassanio returns Antonio's affections despite his obligation to marry: [19] ANTONIO: Commend me to your honourable wife: Tell her the process of Antonio's end, Say how I lov'd you, speak me fair in death; And, when the tale is told, bid her be judge Whether Bassanio had not once a love.

It is Bassanio who wishes to take a loan from Shylock, despite knowing The Merchant of Venice book reputation to woo Portia. In addition, the Christian's generosity and friendship is further undermined by the racism so apparent in their actions. The climax of the play is set in the court of the Duke of Venice.

In addition, money and possessions are things which he feels he must defend. Antonio is perfectly willing to lend the money to him, but has all his capital tied up in his business. The Duke invites Portia to dinner but, still in disguise, she insists that she must leave for Padua immediately.

The letter mentions a young lawyer named Balthasar and orders Nerissa to admit the man into the court. After taking a moment to understand the man, Bassanio accepts. On 28 October Roberts transferred his right to the play to the stationer Thomas Heyes ; Heyes published the first quarto before the end of the year.

At the beginning of the play, Portia has recently lost her father and is unhappy with his will testament that specifies that she is only allowed to marry the man who correctly guesses which chest has her portrait out of three.

He has fallen in love with Portia and insists on taking his chances. Bassanio does not recognise his disguised wife, but offers to give a present to the supposed lawyer.

This is so for Lorenzo, but Jessica is a bit more eager. Since Bassanio has no collateral, Antonio goes to Shylock to borrow money.Jul 14,  · The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between and Jan 01,  · "The Merchant of Venice" is the story of Antonio, the drama's title character, and his friend Bassanio.

Bassanio is in need of money so that he may woo Portia, a wealthy heiress. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan and Antonio agrees to this loan, however all /5(20). Synopsis Antonio, the merchant in The Merchant of Venice, secures a loan from Shylock for his friend Bassanio, who seeks to court Portia.The Merchant of Venice Summary Read the pdf text of The Merchant of Venice with a side-by-side translation HERE.

The Merchant of Venice opens on a street in Venice (there are streets and not just canals in Venice—who knew?) where Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains of a .The Merchant of Venice is the story of a Jewish moneylender who demands that an antisemitic Christian offer “a pound of flesh” as collateral against a loan.

First performed inShakespeare’s study of religious difference remains controversial. Read a character analysis of Shylock, plot summary and important quotes.What would have made The Ebook of Venice better? Not being one of Shakespeare's better plays, most of ebook first acts (60% of the play) is pretty dull with only a few bright spots.

The so-called comic relief is anything but, and the secondary characters are without personality, while the leading characters are dreary or dull.