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    Study Questions & Essay Topics Study Questions 1. Discuss Shylock’s dramatic function in The Merchant of Venice. What do critics mean when they suggest that Shylock is “too large” for the play? Does he fulfill or exceed his role? Model Answer – In order to ensure that we understand Shylock as...
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  • Tragic Elements in M of V
    Tragic Elements in M of V The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps...
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    marriage of its heroes Portia and Bassanio, it can also be described as a kind of “revenge tragedy.” Typically, a revenge tragedy revolves around the quest of its central character to avenge a wrong committed against him, which usually leads to the deaths of many characters, almost always including the revenge-seeker...
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    TM GET LIT TM w w w. L i t C h a r t s . c o m The Merchant of Venice Background Info Author Bio Historical and Literary Context Full Name: W illiam Shakespeare Date of Birth: 1564 Place of Birth: Stratford-upon-Avon, England Date of Death: 1616 Brief Life Story: Shakespeare’s...
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  • merchant of venice and pride and prejudice
    William Shakespeare Biography 3. The Merchant of Venice: Summary 4. The Merchant of Venice: Reading Shakespeare 5. The Merchant of Venice: List of Characters 6. The Merchant of Venice: Historical Background 7. The Merchant of Venice: Summary and Analysis ♦ Act I, Scenes 1-3: Summary and Analysis ♦...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    the most controversial. Some readers and playgoers find in the play an eloquent plea for tolerance; others feel uncomfortable with its reliance on what they regard as anti-Semitic stereotypes. The critics, meanwhile, cannot even agree on whether the mood of the play is happy or sad. Some describe...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    in the popular imagination of Elizabethan society, was a place of fabulous wealth, royal merchants, richly attired gentlemen, and refined culture. Antonio is very much a part of this society. But this is not the only part of the Venetian picture that is portrayed in the play; another less romantic view...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    Merchant of Venice: A Tragicomedy Patricia Green INTRODUCTION Shakespeare in the High School Classroom The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, does not fit the conventional definitions of a tragedy or a comedy. It is categorized as a comedy, although one of the two distinct plotlines is a tragedy...
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  • Critical Approaches to Merchant of Venice
    works of literature that have been banned in classrooms in the United States in the last fifty years? Do these books have anything in common? If so, what? Research the years that these books were banned and compare the current events and news of the time period with the content of the books. Are there...
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  • class x english
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  • Shakespeare the Merchant of Venice vs the Film Adaptation
    Understanding the characters in The Merchant of Venice 4 The character of Antonio; The Merchant 4 The charge of homosexuality within The Merchant of Venice 6 Characteristics of Shylock the Jew 6 Shakespeare’s Women: Portia 8 Gender and gender relationships portrayed in the...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    the main difference between the Christian characters and Shylock appears to be that the Christian characters value human relationships over business ones, whereas Shylock is only interested in money. The Christian characters certainly view the matter this way. Merchants like Antonio lend money free of...
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    [pic] Facts full title  ·  The Comical History of the Merchant of Venice, or Otherwise Called the Jew of Venice author  · William Shakespeare type of work  · Play genre  · Comedy language  · English time and place written  ·  1598; London, England date of first publication  · First...
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  • the merchant of venice
    PRINCE OF ARRAGON (ARAGON ) A suitors to Portia ANTONIO (ANTHONIO -Q1 ), a merchant of Venice, friend of Bassanio BASSANIO , winner of Portia LEONARDO , a servant to Bassanio GRATZIANO (GRATIANO -Q1, GRAZIANO ), friend of Bassanio, with Nerissa LORENZO (LORENSO ), friend of Gratziano, with...
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  • William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice..
    pronounce the judgement which she has already decided upon and planned for the rescue of Antonio from his clutches. She tempts Shylock with offer of money, but fails in her effort. She appeals to him to show mercy to Antonio; but here too she fails. Indeed her “Quality of Mercy” speech would have moved the...
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  • Beka Lamb and Merchant of Venice
    the main difference between the Christian characters and Shylock appears to be that the Christian characters value human relationships over business ones, whereas Shylock is only interested in money. The Christian characters certainly view the matter this way. Merchants like Antonio lend money free of...
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  • PIECES OF IDEA ON THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
    hypocritical and cunning. He devices a trap to win over Antonio.   D. He is a joykiller. He doesn't like and cannot bear entertainment.   E. He is a miser, loves money even more than his life.   F. He is murderous, insists on killing Antonio for envy.   G. He is a small man intoxicated by success...
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    means of a test. Act I 1. What important background information is established in the first scene? 2. Does Shakespeare intend the audience to view Bassanio as a spendthrift and a “gold digger”? 3. Why, in Scene II, is Portia in such a melancholy mood? 4. Why does Shakespeare use the word “choose”...
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  • Merchant of venice
    MERCHANT OF VENICE The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare…The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. Antonio has already made an enemy of Shylock through his outspoken antisemitism, and also...
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  • Shakespeare and Impact on Humanity
    World Literature II Final Essay “We need to exert ourselves and read Shakespeare as strenuously as we can, while knowing the plays will read us more energetically still. They read us definitively.” I have been asked to analyze, discuss the meanings, and the connections between Shakespeare and this quote...
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