You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand. Shylock insists that he "learned" his hatred from the Christians, and it is Shylock alone who argues that all of the characters are the same, in terms of biology and under the law.
Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? To help his friend Bassanio woo Portia, Antonio signs a contract with Shylock, guaranteeing a loan with one pound of his own flesh as collateral. He incorrectly picks the silver casket. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own.
Antonio, who seems not to expect to marry or have children, refers to himself as a "wether," or neutered ram. Here are severed lips Parted with sugar breath. What is the immediate context of this passage?
I feel too much thy blessing: Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
O love, be moderate! Yet look how far The substance of my praise doth wrong this shadow In underprizing it, so far this shadow Doth limp behind the substance.
He says that, having had all of his possessions confiscated and his religious identity revoked which would also make it impossible for him to work as a money-lender, since Christians were not allowed to practice usuryhe has nothing left to live for.
In the final scene, when Portia and Nerissa pretend to have slept with the lawyer and the law clerk to whom their rings were given, they make this connection explicit. In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess.
But her eyes — How could he see to do them? He entrusts himself to fortune with his wish for joy 4. Of whether, riding on the balls of mine, Seem they in motion? In fact, the exclusion of these "others" seems to be a fundamental part of the social bonds that cement the Venetian Christians together.
The gold casket The lead casket The portrait of Portia Silver is a "common drudge" because it is a servant, passed from hand to hand as currency 5.The Merchant of Venice - Extract 2 This is the second of two GCSE English Literature extract questions for The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
It takes place in the third act, almost at the centre of the play.
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They are packed with summaries4/5(1). English Literature (31,) Geography (1,) Health and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Paragraph 1 If I were the director of the court scene of the play 'the merchant of Venice' I would set the scene in Venice where there is hatred towards Jews to emphasize that Shakespear has been hateful towards Jews by making Shylock play the Jew in.
Predictions for The Merchant of Venice and A Christmas Carol Merchant of Venice Eng Lit Paper» A Christmas Carol and The Merchant of Venice GCSE Eng Lit. The Merchant of Venice GCSE Language and o To offer opportunities for speaking and listening assessment o To revise certain skills needed in both the language and literature examinations.
o To encourage pupils to write in a variety of forms.
Objectives: o To write one piece of coursework. o To write in a variety of forms: letters/newspaper. This resource contains TWO sample exam questions for revising 'The Merchant of Venice' for AQA English Literature.
The topics examined are Antonio's character and the theme of love.
These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the 5/5(1).Download