Antonio Negri

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  • Foucault's Conception Of Power

    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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  • Waiting For The Barbarians Essay

    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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  • Merchant Of Venice Mercy Analysis

    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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  • Antonio The Merchant Of Venice Essay

    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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  • The Jew Of Malta And The Merchant Of Venice

    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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  • The Merchant Of Venice Is Shylock A Hero Or A Villain Analysis

    "The Merchant of Venice," religion plays a big part in early 1600s venetian society. The antagonist, Shylock, is an extremely religious man who lets his vengeance get the better of him. Throughout the play Shylock was constantly being treated badly because of his religion. Shylock is viewed as the villain in the play because he is a Jew but is actually the victim because of negative actions done onto him by others. When negotiating a deal with Antonio, Shylock gives him the opportunity to…

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  • Theme Of Risk In The Merchant Of Venice

    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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  • Is Shylock A Hero Or A Villain Essay

    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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  • Duplicity In The Merchant Of Venice Analysis

    named Antonio who has a friend named Bassanio. He needs to borrow money to marry a wealthy beautiful maiden named Portia. To get this money Antonio has to get a loan from a jew named Shylock. Throughout the play, characters that used duplicity, affected the outcome of the plot by changing it in a way to work in their favor. A misinterpreted character is Portia, because society saw her as a woman of beauty and riches, and is a prisoner under the control of men. Throughout the play, Portia is able…

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  • The Merchant Of Venice Appearance And Reality Essay

    her lover Lorenzo. Whereas Portia and Nerissa trick both Bassanio and Gratiano by asking them to give their rings in order to check their love. The theme of appearance and reality becomes an important part of the play. In addition, Shakespeare uses deception to amplify the unfolding drama and to make the audience develop interest in the play by creating suspense. The characters have also justified the arena of research at every point in the play. Antonio, who was actually not a character with an…

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