• Consider Shakespeare's presentation of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice"
    Consider Shakespeare’s presentation of Portia in “The Merchant Of Venice” “The Merchant of Venice” is believed to have been written in the 16th century and it is to a large extent reflective of England at the time, which was a patriarchal society. Portia’s character embodies the...
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  • The Merchant of Venice: the Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio
    The Merchant of Venice: The Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio Antonio, the protagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come up on a hypothesis that Antonio is gay and Bassanio is a bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. B
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  • The Homosexual Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio in William Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice
    The Homosexual Relationship Between Antonio and Bassanio in William Shakespeare’s 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
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  • Merchant of Venice and Portia
    Portia’s True Character In this play of deceptive appearances, is Portia suspect of not being altogether what she appears to be? Critics have debated this question over the centuries-some with greater enthusiasm than others. One such critic is Anna Jameson. Jameson’ allegations are valid con
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  • Bassanio’s Relationship
    Brittany Loney Mrs. Jakubo ENG2DL December 15, 2011 Bassanio’s Relationship In the play Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Bassanio has a relationship with both Antonio and Portia. But even though Bassanio is married to Portia he is more loyal to Antonio. Some examples of Bassanio bei
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  • Antonio and Bassanio
    Antonio and Bassanio Antonio and Bassanio are mainly presented as a pair throughout the play. Their relationship, reaction of other characters towards them, thoughts and feeling they express are significant factors that contribute to answering the question. In the preformed version of Michael Rad
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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 exami
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    What They Cannot See In this world, there are many aspects of blindness whether it is mentally or physically. Either way, each blindness brings out the disability in each person. Such portrayal was shown throughout the play The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare presents more than one fo
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  • The Merchant of Venice 2
    The Merchant of Venice The playgoers of Shakespeare’s times, a successful drama was one that combined a variety of action, along with a mixture of verse and prose in the language used. This variety was achieved, and character and atmosphere was summarized. Modern playwrights tend to desc
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  • Merchant of Venice - Antonio and Shylock
    William Shakespeare shows how two tradesmen can have completely different lives when others view them differently in the play The Merchant of Venice. In the play, Bassanio, Antonio's friend, needs money to pursue his love. They seek a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender in Antonio's name. The co
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  • Merchant of Venice - Plot Structure
    <center><b>Show how the plot of ‘The Merchant of Venice' is apparently fanciful but in reality exactingly structured.</b></center> <br> <br>"The Merchant of Venice is a fairy tale. There is no more reality in Shylock's bond and the Lord of Belmont's will than in Jack and the Beanstalk." <br>H. Gran
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  • Shakespeare and Anti-Semitism in the Merchant of Venice
    Anti-Semitism and the desecration of the Jewish population have been in existence for nearly five thousand years. In the Elizabethan era, a question of anti-Semitism invariably arises. In William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, we find that one of the characters is the embodiment and express
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  • How Is Dramatic Tension Created in the Trial Scene of 'the Merchant of Venice'?
    How does Shakespeare create dramatic interest for the audience in the trial scene, Act 4 scene 1 in ‘The Merchant of Venice'? In the trial scene (act 4 scene 1), Shakespeare uses many different dramatic techniques to make the tension in the court room rise and build. He also uses dramatic irony
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  • Differences Between Il Pecorne and a Merchant of Venice
    The similarities between Ser Giovanni's Il Pecorone and William Shakespeare's A Merchant of Venice are blatantly obvious. The stories seem to be essentially the same with few differences between them. It appears that Shakespeare just added dialogue to an existing tale, not having created the plot hi
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  • Merchant of Venice
    In the Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare illustrates his feelings towards Jews in 17th century England through the use of a commonly known stereotype during the time, the racial tension between Jews and Christians. Shylock is the focal point of the play, and acts as the traditional stereotype of the J
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  • The Merchant of Venice-Comparisons and Differences
    Shakespeare has written very many different pieces but The merchant of Venice is by far the best I have ever read. There are very many differences in the novel but also many similarities in characters, plots and in themes. The characters I will compare are Antonio and shylock. The plots I will com
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  • The Merchant of Venice
    One of the many elements that make up a classic, novel or play can be read in any generation, decade, century or in any part of the globe at any time and have relevance to the reader. The themes of the work should be universal, so that the reader can take something and create a parallel
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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
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  • Merchant of Venice
    Themes, Motifs & Symbols Themes Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Self-Interest versus Love On the surface, the main difference between the Christian characters and Shylock appears to be that the Christian characters value human relationships o
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  • Merchant of Venice
    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES The red-bearded man holds the knife high, poised to strike at his victim's heart. The spectators are paralyzed with fear. Can anything prevent him from gaining his bloody revenge? The powerful Duke of Venice has already tried and failed. The only
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