The Merchant of Venice (Google eBook)

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The John C. Winston Company, 1914 - Jews - 331 pages
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I love Shakespeare's writing. - Goodreads
The portrayal of Jews back then was harsh! - Goodreads
Smart and witty and it does not have a gloomy ending. - Goodreads
I found the plot very forced and somewhat confusing. - Goodreads
It has a great context but plot is not strong. - Goodreads
I felt the ending left a lot of issues unresolved. - Goodreads

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I actually really liked Merchant of Venice. I've read two Shakespeare's other plays but I did not enjoy them as much, although that maybe because I wasn't able to understand them as well. I really ... Read full review

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In this play, a Jewish money lender and a wealthy merchant go to court after a simple loan turns into a lethal case. The play explores the conflicts of Anti-Semitism and what it means to have a true ... Read full review

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Page 117 - Nerissa. Silence bestows that virtue on it, madam. Portia. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended; and I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren. \ How many things by season season'd are
Page 117 - no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.—Mark the music. Enter PORTIA
Page 114 - lay that night. Jessica. In such a night, Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew, And saw the lion's shadow ere himself, And ran dismay'd away. Lorenzo. In such a night, Stood Dido with a willow in her hand «° Upon the wild sea-banks, and waft her love To come again to Carthage.
Page 47 - Portia. Good sentences, and well pronounced. Nerissa. They would be better if well followed. 10 Portia. If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions; I can easier teach twenty what were good to be
Page 55 - should break his day, what should I gain By the exaction of the forfeiture? A pound of man's flesh, taken from a man, Is not so estimable, profitable neither, As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. I say, To buy his favour, I extend this friendship: If he will take it, so ; if not, adieu
Page 108 - Portia. Therefore prepare thee to cut off the flesh. Shed thou no blood; nor cut thou less nor more But just a pound of flesh: if thou tak'st more Or less than a just pound, be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part
Page 53 - is a good round sum. Three months from twelve, — then, let me see the rate. Antonio. Well, Shylock, shall we be beholding to you ? Shylock. Signior Antonio, many a time and oft, In the Rialto, you have rated me About my moneys and my usances ; Still have
Page 85 - Therefore, thou gaudy gold, Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee ; Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudge 'Tween man and man : but thou, thou meagre lead, Which rather threatenest than dost promise aught, Thy plainness moves me more than eloquence; And here choose I. Joy be the consequence! The
Page 75 - 40 Were not deriv'd corruptly, and that clear honour Were purchas'd by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover that stand bare ! How many be commanded that command! How much low peasantry would then be glean'd From the true seed of honour; and how much
Page 101 - would not draw them ; I would have my bond. Duke. How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none ? Shylock. What judgment Shall I dread, doing no wrong? You have among you many a purchas'd slave^ Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,' You use in abject and in slavish parts; Because you bought them : shall I say

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sparknotes: The Merchant of Venice: Context
The Merchant of Venice was probably written in either 1596 or 1597, after Shakespeare had written such plays as Romeo and Juliet and Richard III, ... shakespeare/ merchant/ context.html

Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice. trans100.gif (53 bytes), Shylock, the Jew, lived at Venice: he was an usurer, who had amassed an immense fortune by lending money at ... lambtales/ LTMV.HTM

Play Synopsis - The Merchant of Venice
PLAY SYNOPSIS - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. An Early Festive Comedy In a street of Venice the merchant Antonio laments that he is sad but knows not why. ... merchantsyn.htm

The Merchant of Venice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in ... wiki/ Merchant_of_Venice

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A plaintext version of this play is available as merchantofvenice An HTML version of this play is available as merchantofvenice.html ... ~matty/ Shakespeare/ texts/ comedies/ merchantofvenice_0.html

Shakespeare Resource Center - The Merchant of Venice Synopsis
In Venice, young Bassanio needs a loan of 3000 ducats so that he can properly woo a wealthy heiress of Venice named Portia. To get the necessary funds, ... plays/ venice.html

The Merchant of Venice-Folger Shakespeare Library
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Using The Merchant of Venice in Teaching Monetary Economics
speare’s The Merchant of Venice. Adding a quick plot synopsis to my lecture ... Finally, I added The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1987) to my ... ~econed/ pdffiles/ fall98/ Kish.pdf

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