• The Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice The play The Merchant of Venice is a comedy about a man named Bassanio who wants to travel to Belmont to try and win the love of a rich, beautiful and intelligent heiress, names Portia. Bassanio has his friend Antonio borrow money from a Jewish money lender for him so that...
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  • The Mov
    Friendship is perhaps the strongest thing in Merchant of Venice. The friendship between Antonio and Bassanio was very deep. Antonio risked his life and took loan from the enemy Shylock to send Bassanio to get married with Portia. Even there was no guarantee that Bassanio would be successful because it...
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  • The Homosexual Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio in William Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice Tsun-Hsien Tsai Sophomore Student, Department of English National Changhua University of Education There are many pairs of male adults with honorable masculine friendships appearing in William Shakespeare’s popular plays, such as Antonio and Bassanio in The Merchant of...
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  • True Friendship
    True Friendship It was said by the French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine that “rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” In William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice this idea is shown to be true. Through out the course of the play, numerous forms of love are depicted. The play recounts the...
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  • The Merchant of Venice as a Romantic Comedy - Critical Analysis
    Boccacio. <br> <br>Shakespeare's early comedies were classical in spirit but the later ones were more emotional, fanciful and humorous. ‘The Merchant of Venice' falls between there two categories. It leads the list of mature comedies; has more Romantic characteristics than classical. It is also one of...
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice- Essay Question: How were love and hatred explored throughout The Merchant of Venice? The major themes communicated throughout The Merchant of Venice are love and hatred which are portrayed by the four main characters including Shylock, Antonio, Bassanio and Portia. These themes...
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  • Critical Approaches to Merchant of Venice
    controversial texts from class rather than using them as a vehicle for raising awareness and sensitivity about issues of prejudice. When teaching The Merchant of Venice, then, it is important to raise the issue of anti-Semitism as a precursor to examining the text, and to explore this type of prejudice as both...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    Throughout the centuries peoples’ views about what a true friendship is have changed and morphed into different things over the years. At one point in time a friend was someone who would do anything for you, at another a friend was a shoulder to cry on, or a person to gossip with about the latest news...
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  • Pride and Prejudice & the Merchant of Venice
    feelings in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Shakespeare and Jane Austen both present strong feeling of love, revenge, hatred and friendship. They are two different types of stories, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a novel and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a play so therefore they both have...
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  • Antonio Is Not Gay
    ANTONIO IS NOT GAY The merchant of Venice is not a prevalent character in Shakespeare's comedy, The Merchant of Venice. Antonio has little to offer as an individual. He only exists as the center of the plot. Antonio serves as a device to introduce more important characters such as Bassanio, Portia...
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    Love and Hate The Merchant of Venice a play written by the famous poet and play writer, William Shakespeare, in the year 1596 - 1598. It is based on both love and hate. Shakespeare demonstrates the themes of love and hate clearly through various character. The friendship love is shown through Antonio...
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  • How does Shakespeare present his ideas in ‘The merchant of Venice?’
    The merchant of Venice contains many points and ideas which were relevant to the Elizabethan society, many if not all of these points and ideas are still relevant in today’s modern society. Some points and ideas included in the merchant of Venice are the role of women, the power of love and friendship...
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  • scylock in the merchant of Venice (antagonist)
    In Shakespeare’s edgy and suspenseful play, “The Merchant of Venice”, the character of Shylock may evoke complex feelings within the reader. Shylock is clearly a villain in the sense that he repeatedly takes advantage of people in vulnerable economic situations and makes a handsome living in this way...
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  • Themes Merchant of Venice
    just as relevant to today’s society as they were in his day. Discuss making close reference to The Merchant of Venice. In The Merchant of Venice hate, loyalty, pride and prejudice, love and friendship are just some of the themes investigated with in the play. These themes, although were evident in the...
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  • Choose Two Major Themes in “the Merchant of Venice”. State What You Have Learnt About These Themes and Their Importance in Providing You with an Understanding of the Play.
    The Merchant of Venice Choose two major themes in “The Merchant of Venice”. State what you have learnt about these themes and their importance in providing you with an understanding of the play. In “The Merchant of Venice” the two major themes that have provided me with an understanding of the...
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  • Homoscocial and Homoerotiscism in Shakespeare
    Consider the relationship between homosocial and homoerotic in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and A Twelfth Night. “To talk of an Individual in this period as being or not being a ‘homosexual’ is an anachronism and ruinously misleading” (Bray, 1982, pg. 16) Before a solid argument can...
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  • The Merchant of Venice-Shylock Analysis
    In Shakespeare’s edgy and suspenseful play, “The Merchant of Venice”, the character of Shylock may evoke complex feelings within the reader. Shylock is clearly a villain in the sense that he takes repeatedly takes advantage of people in vulnerable economic situations and makes a handsome living in this...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    his bloody revenge? The powerful Duke of Venice has already tried and failed. The only remaining hope lies in a beautiful heroine, who has no weapons to draw upon except a quick wit and a courageous spirit. This suspenseful scene from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare has been reenacted...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    Will Bullock 12/7/12 Period 5 Gambling with Love In life, gambling can appear in several different forms. You can gamble money or items, and in some cases things much more important. In the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, gambling appears in the form of money, marriage, physical...
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  • The Merchant of Venice- Critical Evaluation
    Shakespeare explore the themes of love and hate through character in the play “The Merchant of Venice”? William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice contains many themes and elements that could be considered timeless. Shakespeare effectively explores the themes of love and hate through character in the...
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