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Merchant of Venice

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10/1/2009 1:11:13 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Has anyone else read this piece of not-so-pleasant-dark-substance?

Every story has an underlying theme to it, yes, but when I was doing exam questions there was absolutely nothing I could take form it to use!

Discuss a relationship - Antonio and Bassanio seemed the obvious choice here. Shylock and Antonio woudl have some interesting conclusions.

Discuss the main characteristics of it - I said loyalty and devotion, though they're pretty much the same. Though I'd be stuck here for Antonio and Shylock, I guess I could say hidden hatred (Any simplification of that into a single word) and revenge.

Choose one character that affects the relationship - I said Portia because of the very fact the story revolves around Bassanio acquiring a loan for her. I really should have picked Shylock and Antonio and used Lorenzo\ Jessica. Alas!

Then it was something like

Choose one scene
- Courtroom scene, obviously.

Discuss moods shown - I talked about how Shylock is anxious for justice and then Antonio and Co. beg for sympathy, and how the tables are turned.

What do you think about it?
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