Different Interpretations of the Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio in the Merchant of Venice
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Name Instructor Date Different Interpretations of the Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio in the Merchant of Venice The ‘Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare has been a subject of intensive analysis and diverse interpretations. The focus of the play revolves around love and revenge.… Bassanio, Shylock and Antonio are at the centre of the…
How is the theme of friendship developed in merchant of Venice
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Despite love is one of the themes of the play, it is necessary to note that the theme of friendship is also an important one in Shakespeare’s work. There are… Friendship between Antonio and Bassanio is both deep and complex. Male friendship is usually formed in the course of life when men share particular experiences, for example, helping each other in…
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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The Merchant of Venice, the celebrated romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, has been one of the most renowned plays by the author and it deals with various themes including the relationship between love and money. The play is generally recognized as a lively comedy of love and money in the sixteenth century Venice and the major plot of the play brings out the relationship between the two.…
William Shakespear
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William Shakespeare was born in the city of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. His father John Shakespeare was a merchant and had previously been an alderman. Shakespeare had three younger brothers and two older sisters.… In 1582 when he was eighteen years old, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than him. She bore him three…
Consider the relationship between homosocial and homoerotic in The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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Homoscocial and Homoerotiscism in Shakespeare Name: Institution: Homoscocial and Homoerotiscism in Shakespeare To talk about a person in this age as being or not being a homosexual is ruinously misleading and an anachronism (Pequigney, 1992). Before a concrete argument can start, a reader has to first differentiate a couple of key view points or opinions, and more over comprehend them.…
Merchant Of Venice by Shakespeare
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There are many fairytale elements in 'The Merchant f Venice'. For example, there is the idea f being three different items such as the three caskets, three thousand ducats in the bond and the three marriages. There is also the idea f deception, which is featured in many fairy tales.… The element f a princess who is imprisoned in a tower is added when Portia is…
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The main characters in the play are Shylock and Antonio. The successful character in this play is Antonio, and is wealthy and well respected by fellow characters (Shakespeare, Coleman & Barnes, 23). He is also peace loving… Antonio is liked by people and has a good heart. He is able to bring out his emotions very in the court while pleading for mercy from…
Shakespearean tragedy
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In Shakespearean tragedy, the hero reigns supreme, so much so, that some of the most memorable heroic characters in English literature have been the "tragic heroes" like Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth and so on. But when it came to comedies, Shakespeare created quite a few strong and witty characters for his heroines, in keeping with an age and country ruled by the extremely intelligent and powerful Queen Elizabeth. …
Play review
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The play focused on Portia and Bassanio as the main characters. Other characters that played a crucial role included Antonio and Shylock. The play presents a beautiful and very… Every man in the town wanted to ask her for a hand for marriage because of her success and beauty. Similarly, Portia’s father loved her and as though he foresaw the challenges that…
The Merchant of Venice
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In reference to Marxists, literature is portrayed as the social institutions out of which it comes up and is itself a social institution with a specific ideological task. Literature portrays class effort and acquisitiveness: consider how time and again the pursuit for affluence habitually defines characters.… So in this relation, Marxists in general, observe…
The Merchant of Venice Movie Review
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William Shakespeare was born in April, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (England). At the age of thirty he was already recognized as a talented poet, a gifted playwright, a play reviser, and an actor who became part of the professional theater world in London (Dunton-Downer & Riding, 2004; Rozakis, 1999).… It is a mixture of comedy and drama, a story…
Shakespearean Drama
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This play reveals both the typical Elizabethan anti-Semitic view or what I would call the view of ignorance as there were so few Jews in England in the 16th century as well as revealing them as human beings. Shakespeare takes both sides but one has to take Shylock in context of… Jews were only allowed to be money lenders or peddlers. It was common that they…
Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare
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Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare is of the most famous and remarkable sonnets by the author. At the same time, it would be wrong to analyze it without referring to other poems, as it is connected to many other sonnets by the subject that is devoted to the power of poetry, to the talent of the poet to describe the youth truly, to the eternal life of the poet which he obtains with the help of his poems, that would be immortal.…
Representations of Love
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William Shakespeare was the author of the most broadly accepted and prominent body of literature by any individual in the history of Western civilization. His work comprises 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. An analysis of Shakespeare's writings reveals the fact that most of his plays revolved around themes such as love, jealousy and power.…
Shakespeare- Othello and The Merchant of Venice
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He holds a high standard in the society and earns respect for his power. Othello has a girlfriend, Desdemona of Venice native. Despite the respect from the citizens, there always appear envious people in… At this stage, the audience witnesses the theme of hypocrisy. Lago accepts the whopping sum of money from Rodriguez and pretends to hate Othello, his master.…
Cinematic Comparison & Analysis
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This article forms a cinematic comparison of main characters, creative execution and sequences in the cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing.… The character of Shylock is that of a Jewish money lender who has been mistreated and misunderstood by the Christian community, particularly by the character Antonio. Shylock’s character…
The Merchant of Venice
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In the play, 'The Merchant of Venice, (Shakespeare, 1596-1597), Portia is a vital and important character, because she was involved in all the decisive actions and without her, matters would never have turned out so well in the end. She would make an excellent leader because of three important aspects of her character, which will be discussed in this essay. …
Theory of Dispute Resolution - Dispute between Shylock and Antonio (Merchant of Venice)
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Shakespearean literature has been long commended by scholars for its incorporation of legal discourse into its plot structures that further paves way for interdisciplinary study of law. Practically all of Shakespearean texts are known to have tangential relation and relevance to legal practice… 1 The play does not only have an entire scene depicting a…
Romance without Finance
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Topic: Romance without Finance Student: Course: Lecturer: Date of Presentation: The phrase ‘romance without finance’ is very popular in social and entertainment circles whereby artists have composed songs, plays and acted movies in that reference. Many fairy tales and myths contain themes of romance without finance whereby a pretty, rich girl from an influential background marries a poor but wise boy.…
Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and antisemitism as shown in the treatment of Shylock
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Shakespeare wrote The Merchant of Venice at a time when few Jews lived in England, from where they had been forcibly expelled in 1290 by Edward I. Nevertheless, the Jew remained a powerful image in English literature and drama throughout the succeeding ages.… But unlike Marlowe, Shakespeare endowed his villain Shylock with some very human qualities that evoke…
The Comparison of Othello and Shylock (The Merchant of Venice)
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The purpose of this paper is to compare two characters Othello and Shylock. Also, it will discuss to what degree the marginal social status of each character influence this character, his decisions, and his fate.… Shakespeare is marked to be one of the best playwrights of his times and his contributions to literature are exemplary. Othello and the Merchant of…
Shakespeares 'The Merchant of Venice'
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The character of Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (c.1597) has always raised questions about the anti-Semitic content of Shakespeare's play. In order to examine this, comparisons need to be made between the context in which Shakespeare was writing and the present day. … However, the very mention and repetition of references to Shylock as a Jew…
William Shakespeare
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Apart from being a legend in his own lifetime, William Shakespeare remains one of the most influential writers for centuries to come. Even though he might have been writing four hundred years ago, there is still a lot of breakthroughs that Shakespeare made in terms of literary competence, which are a benchmark for modern writers as well.… The central concept…
A comparison and contrast of Shakespeares Kate and Portia
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Written sometime between 1593 and 1594, The Taming of the Shrew has also distinguished itself as the only Shakespearean play with an induction or a prologue that introduces the main play (Bloom 16).… Written sometime between 1593 and 1594, The Taming of the Shrew has also distinguished itself as the only Shakespearean play with an induction or a prologue that…
Expository Essay from Shakespeare's Othello and The Merchant of Venice
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Othello is a play that largely revolves around themes like love, jealousy, and betrayal with the featured characters playing varying roles in the advancement of these themes. Othello is the play’s main protagonist. … Othello’s rise to the top of the military command shows that he is a courageous, intelligent, and honorable man. Othello’s stay in Venice is…
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