Antonio Negri

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    contrary, the problem revolves around high birth rates. As a disciplinary power, China exercises their “control” over the population by enforcing the “one child policy”. This conveys Foucault’s argument of the different forms of disciplinary power and how as a “sovereign power” China controls their population. For Hardt and Negri, China is looked as a political entity— an Empire. They argue that power is therefore dispersed. This notion of a multitude they say cannot be actively applied to China. The multitude can be seen in many cases have been denied the opportunity to voice their opinions. The Government’s brutality has shown in previous cases, to shut down any hints of a protest. The Tianman square incident had caught the attention of the media, and even to this day, any media or video reports is restricted to the public. As noted earlier in the essay, the Hong Kong police were spraying the students and illegally arresting them. Instead of backing off, many of the citizens in Hon Kong became infuriated and showed even more signs of rebellion, this therefore entails that the multitude has being repressed for too long. Furthermore, Hardt and Negri argue that because capitalism is shifting away from material production to production of social relationships and cultural products. Immaterial production is what the new economy revolves around—producing private sector services, manipulating information and so on. For China it will result to another major shift, this shift of…

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    Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians is a novel which alters our idea of what a barbarian is by revealing that there is not much difference between those who are “civilized” and “uncivilized,” as we are shown a civilized society whose fear of a supposed attack from the “barbarians” is what justifies the members of the Empire's inhumane acts toward innocent natives. As the Magistrate attempts to speak for the natives, he shows control over them by taking away their voices and replacing them with…

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    Risk is a situation that involves the possibility of exposure to dangers. Risks exist everywhere, even the most minute of actions can place someone in jeopardy. It is an inescapable labyrinth that plagues the lives of all ever since the dawn of humanity. Yet its double-edged sword like characteristics of also providing opportunities and gains keeps many enthralled in it. In William Shakespeare 's The Merchant of Venice, Antonio, a protagonist, gives himself over to a life-threatening contract…

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    Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a Jewish money lender, is a villain in which we should be aware of. The first example we see this is in 1: 3 when Shylock reveals his hatred for Antonio for his religion, Christianity. However most of all Shylock despise Antonio for lending money without any interest. This shows that Shylock hates Antonio for no legitimate reasons. Being a Christian is not something that is to be hated upon. Lending money without gaining profit is a decision that one comes with, free…

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    A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.(2.5.42-53) Shylock is very disrespectful towards his own servant, Lancelot. He says this to Jessica and is a reason why she hates him because she replies “Farewell, and if my fortune be not crost, I have a father, you a daughter, lost.”(2.5.53-54) This secures his fate of being converted because Jessica ends up leaving with Lorenzo, showing how much she doesn’t care about him. This doesn’t help in his favor because he looks bad in front of the Christians…

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    his future holds. Antonio, the main character, is an adolescent finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood. He is the youngest boy in a family that wishes for their children to embrace the life of the church. Antonio experiences family pressures to pursue a certain life in the future, but his constant questioning of ideals he once believed in, and the events that he has lived through provide him with the maturity to choose his own path in life. Antonio's family has…

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    Shakespeare, is set in the city of Venice. The main characters all struggle with the conflict of money. One of the main characters, Portia, is a wealthy Princess in Belmont. Her dead father, created a system in which Portia’s suitors must choose the correct chest in order to marry her; Bassanio choose the correct chest and wins Portia hand in marriage and her money. Bassanio is in debt and needs money in order to save the life of his friend Antonio. Throughout the story, each character…

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    feelings towards the Christians. In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock states in his opening scene that he hates Antonio ‘for he is a Christian’ (1.3.37). In The Jew of Malta, Barabas would prefer to be hated by the Christians than to be ‘pitied in a Christian poverty’ (1.1.112) and he believes that their faith bears only ‘malice, falsehood, and excessive pride’ (1.1.116). Thirdly, both Shylock and Barabas are subjects to prejudice remarks and racism because they are Jewish. In both The Merchant…

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    about the penalty, a pound of Antonio 's flesh, but he can’t find any lawful way of freeing Antonio from his bond. Shylock entered the court and the Duke told him that all of the men gathered there expect him to pardon Antonio and forgive the debt. The Duke expected Shylock to forgive Antonio out of mercy, pity, and humanity. He undoubtedly thought Shylock was being cruel after his many recent losses, and that he would eventually forgive Antonio. Out of love, Shylock should forgive Antonio for…

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    Many scholars have argued about the role of justice and mercy in The Merchant of Venice. One of the largest interpretations of the role of justice and mercy is that Portia represents mercy seen in Christianity while Shylock demonstrates the emphasis on justice seen in Judaism. Rather than emphasizing one religion over another, Shakespeare utilizes Portia and Shylock to demonstrate how both concepts of justice and mercy can be utilized for self-seeking purposes in The Merchant of Venice. The…

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