Merchant Of Venice By William Shakespeare Essay
Shylock: Yes, to smell pork, to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
In Shylock’s response one can see that he is insulted by Bassanio’s offer making him seem like a victim but in Trevor Nunn’s film he is both. In Nunn’s film, Shylock is bitter because Bassanio seemed sincere when offering Shylock to dine with him, but after Shylock’s harsh response and offensive remarks towards Christianity, Bassanio turns away and is afraid. In the film, in this specific scene, he is a villain for speaking in a serious tone and because of Bassanio’s reaction it displays Shylock’s effect on others. Shylock expresses his hatred towards the Christians caused by issues from the past which are still alive throughout the play, “Shylock’s trouble with the Christians dates back to the start of the play. He speaks of an ‘ancient grudge’ when he first…