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Different Interpretations of the Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio in the Merchant of Venice
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...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. It is quite clear that the characters in the play demonstrate different emotions and relationships towards each other. The original script by Shakespeare presents a point of view that the adapters of the play such as Trevor Nunn’s film have interpreted to complete the puzzle. Bassanio, Shylock and Antonio are at the centre of the controversy involving a money-lending deal. This aspect points out to the relationship that prevails... Different Interpretations of the Relationship between Antonio and...
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How is the theme of friendship developed in merchant of Venice
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...Bassanio, friendship between Portia and Nerissa, and friendship between Shylock and Tubal. Among all of these friendships, friendship between Antonio and Bassanio is the most notable one, because it is their friendship that the drama revolves around. Friendship between Antonio and Bassanio is both... Friendship in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is a romantic comedy, which suggests that its central theme is love. 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 several types of friendship in the play: friendship between Antonio and...
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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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...Bassanio realizes that he lacks the funds to impress the wealthy heiress Portia and he turns to his close friend Antonio who is a merchant... What is the relation between love and money in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare 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. Written between 1596 and 1598, the comedy is noted for its dramatic scenes and the...
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William Shakespear
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...Bassanio does not have the money to travel to Portia’s home and goes to Antonio to borrow some money. Antonio’s money is held up in the sea as his boats have not returned from a business voyage. Antonio tells Bassanio to borrow three thousand ducats from Shylock, which Antonio will pay once his ships arrive from the business trip. Shylock agrees and puts stringent measures because he dislikes Antonio, where he insists on cutting a pound of flesh from his torso if the money is not paid back on the date agreed upon (Corbett 2009). Shylock has a beautiful daughter who falls in love with Lorenzo, a friend to Bassanio. As Bassanio leaves to meet Portia, Jessica also escapes... Module William Shakespeare...
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Consider the relationship between homosocial and homoerotic in The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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...Bassanio and Antonio from The Merchant of Venice by the renowned novelist and playwright, William Shakespeare. It will also center on the relationship between the same Antonio and his relationship to Sebastian in the novel Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. Antonio refers to the title character in The Merchant of Venice. He is a grown-up bachelor, as well as a merchant by trade, who has his monetary interests occupied in overseas transit when the play begins. He is generous, kind... ? Homoscocial and Homoerotiscism in Shakespeare 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)....
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Merchant Of Venice by Shakespeare
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...Bassanio, choosing the correct casket, completes this element and they are able to fall in love and live 'happily ever after'. Although 'The Merchant f Venice' displays a few characteristics from fairytales, there are very obvious elements missing such as magic and a moral to all that has happened. There is normally an obvious villain as well; although Shylock... Explain both anti-semitic reading and sympathetic (not anti semitic) reading that can be made of the Merchant Of Venice by Shakespeare 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. Th...
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Call it what ever you like
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...Bassanio some money so that he could woo a beauty he liked in Belmont (Shakespeare, Coleman & Barnes, 23). Since all his monies were held up in the sea at the time Bassanio approaches him for help, he takes a loan from Shylock to help him. Antonio is liked by people and has a good heart... Performance analysis for the play, ‘Merchant of Venice’ William Shakespeare wrote the play Merchant of Venice. 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 and would go to any extend in helping his friends. For instance, he agrees to lend...
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Shakespearean tragedy
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...Bassanio needs the money for which Antonio pledges a pound of flesh, and is Portia... 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. "The Merchant of Venice" is one of his most famous comedies, with one of the wittiest heroines of her time and ever since, Portia; and the play can rightly be said to revolve around her. It is to win her that Bas...
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Play review
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...Bassanio as the main characters. Other characters that played a crucial role included Antonio and Shylock. Where was the performance? The performance took place at the Canon Theater in Canada where I had gone for a visit during my vacation. What date did you attend? The event took place on 13 February 2011 one day before valentines. Brief (one or two sentences) synopsis The play presents a beautiful and very wealthy woman who draws many suitors given her beauty and wealth. This indicates that most men will always follow... Play Review What did you attend? and playwright/composer I attended a play performance by the merchant of Venice and composed by William Shakespeare. The play focused on Portia and...
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The Merchant of Venice
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...Bassanio capitalistic nature is also evident where his friendship to Antonio becomes strong due to a loan that he owes... The Merchant of Venice In reference to Marxists, literature is portrayed as the social s 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 literature "not as workings fashioned in harmony with undying creative criterion, but as ‘yield’ of the fiscal and ideological determinants detailed to that epoch" The enormous feudal battles had shattered the aged...
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The Merchant of Venice Movie Review
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...Bassanio), and Lynn Collins (Portia). The rest of the actors are also excellent, and they include Zuleikha Robinson (as Jessica), Kris Marshall (Gratiano), Charlie Cox (Lorenzo), Heather Goldenhersh (Nerissa), Mackenzir Crook (Lancelot Gobbo), Gregor Fisher (Solanio), John Sessions (Salerio), Ron Cook (Old Gobbo), Allan Corduner (Tubal), Anton Rodgers (The Duke), and David Harewood (Prince of Morocco). The play is dated in 1594-97 and the costumes and the set are very well done. The set includes public areas of Venice, the Belmont home of Portia, the house of Shylock, a court of justice in Venice. The plot emphasizes the resentment and mistrust... Wednesday, February 15, Lilibeth Order # 174673,...
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Shakespearean Drama
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...Bassanio, Nerrisa asks Portias permission to marry as she is her lady in waiting. "Yes, madam, it is, if its all right with you." (Nerissa, III, ii). Jessica is a controversial character as will be seen . As a Jew, an unhappy daughter, in love with a Christian and hating her father, she is in utter turmoil. Shakespeare doesnt really develop her character. Jessica is called "his pagan girlfriend " as she is Jewish. Jessica and Lorenzo elope. It is a mixed marriage which is never done; and she sells her fathers sacred turquoise ring to raise money. The three women are of three very different social classes. (Jessicas ring will not be explained in the comparison of the rings... Questions 2,3,4 and 5 ...
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Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare
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...Bassanio, and tries to rescue his intimate friend, Antionio, from Shylock's persecution. Shylock's beloved daughter leaves him with a man also representing anti-Semitic tendencies. At the end of the play Shylock remains with his grief and anger. The main interpretation of the play is that the author intended to set an opposition of Christian virtues represented by positive... Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare is of the most famous and remarkable sonnets by the 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...
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Representations of Love
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...Bassanio's affection, or the competition between friendship and marriage. In the Elizabethan context Antonio and Bassanio's relationship does not necessarily suggest homosexual yearnings on the merchant's part; rather, it reflects a close, platonic association that was quite common in Shakespeare's day. Portia is a wealthy... This paper compares and contrasts Shakespeare's ideas about love in Midsummer Night's Dream, with those in the Merchant of Venice and the Twelfth Night. Representations of Love 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 n...
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Shakespeare- Othello and The Merchant of Venice
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...Bassanio, his friend, who needed the amount to help him woe Portia, a Belmont, Beauty in style. The return of the money almost turns into a tragedy as Antonio ship failed to return and the debt is still due (Shakespeare et al, Act 4). Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and Rāṅgeya Rāghava. Othelo. Dillī: Rājapāla, 2009. Print. Radford, Michael, Al Pacino, and William Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice. S.l.: Dutch Filmworks, 2006.... Shakespeare- Othello and the Merchant of Venice Othello The theme in the play prejudice between the Moor and the Venetians Othello is an African Native, the Moor, residing and working in Venice. He holds a high standard in the society and earns respect for his power. ...
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Cinematic Comparison & Analysis
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...Bassanio kissing each other in Antonio’s bedroom. Perhaps the director is trying to imply that Bassanio of the two is homosexual, such terminology was not common in Shakespearean times. Schajer also suggests that perhaps Shakespeare was trying to establish as stark contrast between... ?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 (1993), directed by Kenneth Branagh and “Merchant of Venice”(2004) directed by Michael Radford. Two characters for Comparison The two characters that are would be considered for comparison would be the lead characters in a negative role in both the plays....
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The Merchant of Venice
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...Bassanio got the letter about Antonio's problems, she offered the money right away to get them out of trouble. It was a rational and decisive solution. When the offer of money did not work, Portia looked for another way out and sought expert help to put her plan into practice. "In speed to Padua. See thou render this Into my cousin's hand, Dr. Bellario, And look what notes and garments he doth give thee." (Act 3, Scene 4, v.49-51) Her intelligence meant she had a realistic view, and helped her recognize that a rich young woman would have no influence or power, but a clever young lawyer would. It also made her aware that expert advice was necessary, as was the quick decision... The Merchant of...
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Theory of Dispute Resolution - Dispute between Shylock and Antonio (Merchant of Venice)
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...Bassanio were reluctant to ask for Shylock’s help, but dire circumstances caused them to accept the unfair terms and conditions and Antonio is caught up in this unjust bond. The negotiations between the two parties had entitled Shylock to a pound of Antonio’s flesh in case he was unable to pay him back. However, due to an unfortunate turn of events Antonio lost his ships and therefore became liable to Shylock. As it is a known fact that for negotiations to take prior effect in resolving the dispute both parties must show a certain amount of readiness or flexibility. However, Shylock was adamant to claim... ?Dispute Resolution and “The Merchant of Venice” s Dispute Resolution and “The Merchant of Venice”...
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Romance without Finance
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...Bassanio, a poor but a shrewd boy who borrows heavily in order to take his proposal to the heiress. Though two... ?Topic: Romance without Finance Lecturer: 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. These tales have a happy conclusion whereby the couple enjoys endless bliss. In William Shakespeare’s play the ‘Merchant of Venice’, Portia, a pretty a heiress from a very rich background in Belmont falls in love with...
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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and antisemitism as shown in the treatment of Shylock
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...Bassanio. Portia, the rich heiress whom Bassanio courts, is another major character, and the relationship between her and her suitors also raises important moral issues. Unfortunately, in the history of anti... "The Merchant of Venice" and anti-Semitism as shown in the treatment of Shylock Shakespearewrote 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. The trial and execution of Queen Elizabeth's physician, Dr. Roderigo Lopez, in 1594; the revival of Marlowe's play, The Jew of Malta; and other events aroused...
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The Comparison of Othello and Shylock (The Merchant of Venice)
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...Bassanio and Portia and Gratian and Merissa. Shylock is the antagonist and he faces the consequences of the wrongs that he did his entire life. The characters of Shylock and Othello are influenced by their social status and their social status lays an impact on the events in their life as well as the decisions that they take. Othello is the most important character of the play, “Othello, the Moor of Venice.” He is a very strong character. He remains strong and powerful despite of the fact that it is clearly highlighted that Othello is an outsider in Venice and he does not truly belong there. Othello uses his bravery to outstand from others in Venice and his difference from...
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Shakespeares 'The Merchant of Venice'
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...Bassanio figures as the lucky adventurer who wins the girl by a sort of predestinate good fortune, with a story of male friendship in true renaissance vein (Bassanio and Antonio) and more significantly, with the story of Shylock and the pound of flesh, a theme of larger dimensions and greater dramatic possibilities than the other strands in the play." Shylock dominates the play. Derek Traversi says, "...the disturbing presence of Shylock threatens to load the comedy with a sombre sense of reality that leaves it, by contrast and in his absence, curiously... Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice The character of Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (c.1597) has always raised...
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William Shakespeare
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...Bassanio. One way to do this would be to subtly hint at similarities between the two. Perhaps they could be dressed in the same colour scheme. Or the staging could be conducted in such a way that movement is directed toward placing them in the same positions as they move around the caskets. It is essential to create a subtle connection the minds of the audience that Bassanio can pick the right casket because he is of the right class and so understands the true value of wealth. Another idea would be to have them speak in the same... Journal Entries - Shakespeare Apart from being a legend in his own lifetime, William Shakespeare remains one of the most influential for centuries to come. Even though he ...
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A comparison and contrast of Shakespeares Kate and Portia
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...Bassanio, has to take the same test. Luckily, he chooses the right casket. Unlike Kate’s seeming downhill development of character as the play progresses, Portia’s character strengthens and deepens as the next scenes are revealed. Displaying deep wisdom... ?Compare and Contrast: Shakespeare’s Kate and Portia Two of William Shakespeare’s plays where women play pivotal roles are The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. 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). This farcical play revolves primarily around how a chauvinistic and materialistic, ...
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Expository Essay from Shakespeare's Othello and The Merchant of Venice
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...Bassanio’s debt. Shylock is father to Jessica. However, Jessica hates living... Task 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 is a moor referring to a dark skinned person who hails from the Muslim race of North West Africa. He holds the rank of a commander in the Venetian army. He later becomes Governor of Cypress as evidenced in act 1 of the play. 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 complicated, on one hand, he is an...
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The Dispute between Shylock and Antonio
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...Bassanio. That said, there is one way that mediation would work with these parties, and that is if Shylock respects the judgment of the mediator and the mediator is able to tell Shylock what the law is. For instance, the mediator may tell Shylock that he cannot have his pound of flesh because it is against public policy, therefore it is unenforceable... ?Introduction In The Merchant of Venice, the parties to litigation are in high conflict. One of the parties, Shylock, requires no less than the deathof the other, Antonio. There are a variety of reasons for this animosity, but the fact remains that Shylock is not negotiating from a reasonable position. This paper will examine the three modes of settling a ...
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Human Sexuality and Diversity in The Renaissance Drama
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...Bassanio, the man of her choice, decides on one of the three caskets. In addition, by mocking the presumptions of her undesired suitors, she reverses, for once, the anti-feminist tradition in which men railed against... Running Head: RENAISSANCE DRAMA Human Sexuality and Diversity in The Renaissance Drama [The [The of the Human Sexuality and Diversity in the Renaissance Drama This paper will answer the question, "In what ways, and to what ends, does Renaissance drama represent and explore the diversity of human sexuality" The answer is simple since the Renaissance was an age of so called enlightenment and it brought ample changes, refined tastes and renovated human mind from various perspectives, so the ...
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Shakespeare's 'Master Mistress' and the Dilemma of His Sexuality
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...Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice. According to Atkins in his book on the sonnets of Shakespeare, the relationships between men were frequently portrayed... Shakespeare's 'Master Mistress' and the Dilemma of his Sexuality Introduction The sonnets of William Shakespeare, coupled with a few social conventions and some of the developments in his plays have suggested to some modern scholars that the sexual preferences of the Bard were inclined towards men. Some of the details of his life suggest that this might be the case as well. Love between men, however, was framed without homoerotic beliefs about showing passions and emotions in deep friendship during the time in which he lived. As women were not...
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