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Merchant of Venice Essay?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: Mary Perezа | Category: Global history dbq essay example

In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can't pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

Written sometime between 1596 and 1598, The Merchant of Venice is classified as both an early Shakespearean comedy (more specifically, as a "Christian comedy") and as one of the Bard's problem plays; it is a work in which good triumphs over evil, but serious themes are examined and some issues remain unresolved.

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    greenkoala788 18 Jan 2017 01:56

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

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    промежуток 17 Jan 2017 22:58

    He is a villian because he wont take the offer to take more money and wants Antonio dead.

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    yellowpeacock209 17 Jan 2017 22:32

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

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    Gallager's Whore 18 Jan 2017 01:43

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

    Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

    The protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is often considered to be Antonio, as he is the character through whom all the other characters in the play are connected.

    It's a twist on "don't hate the player; hate the game." Don't hate the actor that plays Shylock, hate (or, hey, maybe love) the way that actor is told to play Shylock.

    Shylock is a Jewish moneylender, father to Jessica, enemy to Antonio, and one of the most complex characters of The Merchant of Venice— and arguably of all of Shakespeare's works.

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    blackleopard929 18 Jan 2017 09:32

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

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    crazyelephant219 18 Jan 2017 00:07

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia''''''''s ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

    Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

    The protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is often considered to be Antonio, as he is the character through whom all the other characters in the play are connected.

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    ️️DJ 💿 💾丂ЩVИҜ ♏️乇$ノXん 18 Jan 2017 02:12

    Hi, The Merchant of Venice "Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice is still relevant today because it deals with issues which still affect us. Show how two of those issues are discussed in the play." Throughout the play a distinction is made between how things appear on the outside and how they are in reality, or on the inside. The issue of appearance versus reality is demonstrated in varied ways, mainly by the use of real-life situations. The first representation of this is Shylock s generosity with his money and eagerness to make friends with Antonio when he says, "I say, to buy his favour, I extend this friendship," when all he wants is to take a pound of Antonio s flesh and end his life, "If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him." Shylock pretends to want to be friends with Antonio, but only wants revenge against the Jew-hater. The choosing of the three caskets is used as the main explanation of appearance versus reality. The suitor of Portia must choose either a gold, silver or lead casket, where the right choice will allow the suitor to marry her. The Prince of Morocco, on choosing the beautiful gold casket with the inscription, "Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire," sees the message, "All that glisters is not gold," and is thus turned away by Portia. The Prince of Arragon, on choosing the silver casket with, "Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves," receives a fool s head, and is told that that is what he deserves. Bassanio however, on correctly choosing the lead casket with the inscription, "Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath," says, "The world is still (constantly) deceived with ornament." He chooses the lead casket so as not to be fooled by the dull appearance, and receives the beautiful Portia and all her wealth who, in reality, contrasts with the ugly lead. Read more here: http://www.oppapers.com/essays/Merchant-Venice/1829

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    tinyleopard210 18 Jan 2017 03:21

    The basic way to organize it is the Shafer method. Intro: hook, summarizing sentence, thesis. Body Paragraph(s): Topic Sentence, Concrete detail, commentary, commentary, concrete detail, commentarty, commentary, concluding sentence. Conclusion.

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    blacksnake426 18 Jan 2017 07:44

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia''s ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

    Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

    The protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is often considered to be Antonio, as he is the character through whom all the other characters in the play are connected.

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    lazylion353 17 Jan 2017 23:43

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia''''''''''''''''s ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

    Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

    The protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is often considered to be Antonio, as he is the character through whom all the other characters in the play are connected.

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    bluebutterfly815 17 Jan 2017 22:25

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia's ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

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    tinygoose766 18 Jan 2017 01:47

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    Why not? 18 Jan 2017 07:14

    In The Merchant of Venice , Bassanio has some financial troubles. His friend borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, but is imprisoned when he can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t pay his debt. At the end of the play, that friend is released, and Shylock is forced to convert to Christianity.

    Portia’s father’s will states that whoever wishes to marry her must solve a series of riddles or agree to remain a bachelor. Bassanio manages to solve them, much to Portia’s delight.

    2. Examine Shylock’s rhetoric. Pay special attention to the quality of his language his use of metaphor and repetition, for instance. How do his speeches reflect his character as a whole?

    4. Analyze the way that time passes in The Merchant of Venice, paying special attention to conflicts between time in Venice and Belmont. Are there any inconsistencies, and if so, how does the play handle them?

    I feel that another significant symbol in this play is Portia''''s ring. Although it is not mentioned in the symbols as given above, it is definitely an important symbol. A ring was given to Bassanio by Portia in Act III, Scene II, when Bassanio passes the casket test and is authorized to marry her. Portia gives Bassanio a ring stating that this ring signified their love and that she is handing over herself and her worldly possessions to Bassanio when she gave him that ring. However she lays the condition that the day that he loses, sells or gi. Read more

    Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

    The protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is often considered to be Antonio, as he is the character through whom all the other characters in the play are connected.

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    crazy teen wolf 18 Jan 2017 04:17

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