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@Download Epub ã The Merchant of Venice à Amazing E Book, The Merchant Of Venice Author William Shakespeare This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Merchant Of Venice, Essay By William Shakespeare Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You If this had a secondary title, delivered in the parlance of our times it would be THE POUND OF FLESH I liked this for many reasons but the element that stands out most is Shakespeare s focus Many of his plays have various, complex, and intertwined sub plots, some being interesting than the theme itself, TMOV is focused and almost relentless, we have one simple course of action that the story leads inevitably towards and which keeps the reader and the audience entranced, will Shylock really remain intent on claiming his bond Even the Duke seems ready to predict that Shylock will relent at the end and just take the money Other fascinating themes explored are the love of money and love itself, both in romantic terms and in friendship While Antonio and Portia present complex and thoroughly entertaining Shakespearean characterizations, Shylock, of course, steals the show. Many years ago I believed this play to be an early experiment in tragi comedy featuring Shylock, a nemesis of almost tragic proportions, who both because of the sympathies he evokes and the evil determination he represents unbalances the play, making the last act in Belmont seem like a hollow exercise in formal completeness More recently, I believed that Shylock was essentially a comic villain, one dark splash on a predominately sunny canvas that embodies f0r us the fallen world of Venice transformed by the magic of Portia s Belmont I also believe our knowledge of the Holocaust makes it impossible to appreciate the play fully in this way Now after my recent re reading I m no longer sure what to think For one thing taking the title seriously this time I feel that Antonio the merchant, both in his unexplained sadness, his love whether erotic or paternal or both for Bassanio, and his unredeemed solitariness, is extremely important to the meaning of the play I think that Antonio and Shylock, in their preoccupations and loneliness, are similar, but that Antonio unlike Shylock is able to look beneath the surface of things, to peer beneath our muddy vesture of decay and hear the music of the spheres as it echoes in the human heart Thus Antonio becomes capable of love and mercy through choice, in much the same way that Bassanio chooses the right caskets and Portia chooses the mature way to respond to Bassanio s giving away of her ring Shylock, however, by willingly suppressing his compassion for another and insisting strictly on justice puts himself beyond mercy and beyond love. 13.. view spoiler hide spoiler