Two wooden heads with gears colliding with each other, showing the concept of conflict.
British Literature

The Conflict between Shylock and Antonio

November 6, 2020

Even though Shylock agrees to lend money to Antonio, they are not particularly friends. Shylock hates Antonio and thinks Antonio also hates him for the same reasons. […]

The photograph shows a copy of 'The Merchant of Venice'.
British Literature

Getting to Know Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice’

November 5, 2020

Shylock is a Jewish character in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, whose Jewish characteristics are bold but perhaps derived from people’s conceptions, not reality. Even though he is not the hero, he is the most complex character in the play and a core part of it. […]

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Merchant of Venice’s Bassanio and Portia in Search of Self

October 28, 2020

Bassanio and Portia represent a happy love story that contributes to the comic elements of The Merchant of Venice. However, being a comedy does not mean that no serious theme forms. Both the lovers, along with many other main characters, face the crisis of identity. Do they solve it? […]

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