Shylock is a victim of betrayal, injustice, and prejudice. Shylock is placed in a constant Christian hating mood just because he is Jewish and it whenever something bad happens, its due to a Christian, from his daughter running away or all his assets being taken away. There are three clear arguments for the nature of the relationship, the first that the relationship was homosocial, the second that it was just friendship, and the third that they truly were kin. And so he is sad because of the lack of love in his own life, although he sees it in his friends'. Later on, Antonio's source of money, his ship, is reported sunken in the English Channel, dooming him to the loss of one pound of his flesh. First of all shylock is a villain because he cares more about his ducats then his daughter, Jessica.
The scene takes place immediately after the dukes appeal to shylock to withdraw his bond. The two driving stories in the play are of the love between Bassanio and Portia and the bitter hatred Shylock and Antonio have for each other. She hath the stones upon her, and the ducats! They were not allowed to own or rent land. Shylock is a Jew and through the middle ages Jews were shunned and removed from Venice, some Jews stayed in Venice as moneylenders that made money through interest. Villain: One reason that makes me think Shylock has evil lurking within him. The closest thing Shylock has to a friend is his daughter Jessica, who betrays him for a Christian and even his servant leaves him.
The play presents anti-semitic ideas, depicting Shylock, a Jew, as evil and Antonio, a Christian, as good. On top of that, Antonio is rude and condecending to Shylock just because he is Jewish. I will be looking into further detail within the book to decide the most appropriate answer. At some point, however, Bassanio immigrated to Venice, where he has been living for some time. Shylock leaves without his revenge with the added pain of having lost a portion of his wealth and his identity as a Jew through a forced conversion.
In American society today, it is wrong to persecute someone for their religious beliefs, as we are all created equal. Could it possibly be a strange combination of the two where Bassanio was the younger son but there was not even an inheritance to give the older son. In that time period, the language was much more expressive, so people in the modern day society took Antonio to be homosexual. Newark: University of Delaware Press; London Associated University Presses, 1985. They take half of Shylock's wealth, force him to will the rest of it to Lorenzo, whom he despises, and force him to adopt a religion he despises and abandon the one he cares about. He trusts so must on his ship.
Also business and law are based on justice but emotional relationships are based on love. Antonio and Shylock both are well off and successful businessmen. In these areas they are similar. Antonio also told shylock that he was a dog, a non- believer, critic on his Jew clothes and more horrible things. Further angered by the elopement and conversion of his daughter Jessica to one of Antonio's Christian friends, Shylock is more determined than ever on revenge. We won't be needing your services after all. Had it been so, Bassanio would not have postponed his marriage to return and see Antonio.
Antonio and Shylock are both successful entrepreneurs in Venice but they both have different attitudes and experiences. He could have just sent Shylock 3,000 ducats to pay the debt, as Bassanio would now have the means to do so. His act of leaving his newly wed wife and reach Venice to save Antonio also shows his affection for him. In fact, Shylock manages to turn the tables and make Christians look like outcasts. Conclusion which means that nothing will change even with Shylock doing Antonio a favour.
This leads to Shylock resenting and hating Antonio even more. In this age, unlike modern times, the man usually gave the woman a ring, but not vice versa. Shylock was abused and not given the same rights as Christians, who thought themselves as. Since Shylock and his daughter are Jews, he carries a huge amount of hatred for all Christians and his hatred for them causes Jessica to have hate for her own father since. In the preformed version of Michael Radford Merchant of Venice there is a strong depiction of homosexuality, which is his own analysis of their relationship. Upon being asked by Portia that who Antonio is, Bassanio replies that he is not just his best friend and the kindest man but also the most honorable person in all Italy. William Shakespeare created an art of intertwining often unrecognizable themes within his plays.
Also, Antonio and shylock are both connected in the same bond which also has Bassanio in it. He uses any opportunity to show his scorn and publicly humiliate Shylock. Although Shylock is viewed by Christians in the play as a cruel man, Shylock is a victim because he is mistreated, betrayed and his possessions, culture and dignity are taken away from him, all because he is a Jew. I disect the paper to find out. Later on, Antonio's source of money, his ship, is reported sunken in the English Channel, dooming him to the loss of one pound of his flesh. .
At an earlier time, and even now in many Muslim communities, it was thought to be wrong to ask for interest on a loan. This is a loophole of words and demonstrates that legal language is open to varying interpretation and potential exploitation. Then they suggest that it's because he is in love. The play ends with Portia bearing good news that Antonio's much-anticipated ships have arrived safely in port. The difference between business and law theme and the emotional relationship theme is that in business no one is suppose to use emotion but in an emotional relationship is only emotions. Antonio has belittled and harassed Shylock in public, and he loathes him because when Christian friends of his owed money to the Jews he paid off the debts, thus depriving them of their interest.