The Merchant Of Venice

The Merchant Of Venice

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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The Merchant of Venice is a comedy with a heart of darkness. In order to help a beloved friend, Antonio takes a loan from Shylock, a grasping Jewish moneylender. The terms of the loan state that if Antonio defaults on the loan, he must make restitution with a pound of his own flesh. One of Shakespeare's most complex characters, Shylock is at once villainous and… See more details below

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The Merchant of Venice is a comedy with a heart of darkness. In order to help a beloved friend, Antonio takes a loan from Shylock, a grasping Jewish moneylender. The terms of the loan state that if Antonio defaults on the loan, he must make restitution with a pound of his own flesh. One of Shakespeare's most complex characters, Shylock is at once villainous and profoundly human. He embodies commonplace anti-Semitic stereotypes, yet his motivations - surrounded as he is by hostile Christians - are readily comprehensible and render him sympathetic. The Merchant of Venice continues to challenge, entertain and disturb theatergoers and readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605125916
Publisher:
Akasha Publishing
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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