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    It is clear to see the similarities between the plays The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe and The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Marlowe is thought to have been a contemporary of Shakespeare and he would have looked towards Shakespeare and his famous comedy for inspiration for his own work. One of the most significant similarities between the two plays is their Jewish characters, Barabas from The Jew of Malta and Shylock from The Merchant of Venice. However, it is said that…

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    What Is Worth?

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    characters who do not appear in houses do not change, as shown through the play's treatment of Antonio and Shylock. The events surrounding Antonio and Shylock occur almost exclusively in public places, or outside of Shylock's home, but neither character is never seen within. Parallels should be drawn between Antonio's speech at the beginning of the play and at the end. In the first line of the play, Antonio reveals that he is "sad" and in his last lines, he reiterates that saying that he is…

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    In the "Amigo Brothers," Antonio and Felix's next match was a challenge to their friendship. Why? Because they would be fighting each other. Paragraph six states, "Now, after a series of elimination bouts, they had been informed that they were to meet each other in the division finals that were scheduled for the seventh of August..." But they're scared because they don't want to hurt each other physically, or beat each other to the championship that they both wanted to win. However, they both…

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    The Portia spider is known for its remarkable abilitys to learn and problem solve. Due to this spiders magnificent capabilities, the Portia spider has developed a unique hunting behavior belonging only to its’ species. The inspiration for the Portia’s spiders name came from William Shakespeare's heroine from the Merchant of Venice, Portia. She too demonstrates extraordinary intelligence and the ability to learn. The two are alike in mind, goals, trickery, and even the underestimation of their…

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    The Merchant Of Venice

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    Shakespeare is one of the most brilliant writers to ever grace the earth, he inspired others to be great and gave us amazing plays as a result of his brilliance. However, Shakespeare did not always make art that was appreciated by all or understood by all. The Merchant of Venice is a prime example of this controversy, because of some of the interesting messages the play conveys, and the age old battle of whether or not it is a comedy or tragedy. There needs to be a clear understanding of the…

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    ducats to win over Portia, a wealthy woman. Bassanio turns to Antonio, whom is a longtime friend as well as a wealthy merchant. Although Antonio does not have the money on deck for Bassanio to borrow because Antonio’s ships are already at sea, Antonio allows Bassanio to borrow money as credit under Antonio’s name. As a result, Bassanio turns to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock and Antonio have a bad history together, because Antonio looks down upon Shylock due to his religion and…

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    illnesses, but Curanderas were most known for “bringing harmony to the fragmented soul.” 2. As Antonio tells the story, he tries to make sense of the conflicts he encounters by relating them to his religion. Antonio 's mother always tells him about the future as a priest so he grows up being a “Luna,” on his mom 's side. His father and his…

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    Shylock Villain Quotes

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    This quote is shylock talking to tubal about Jessica leaving “I would my daughter were dead at my foot, and/ the jewels in her ears: would she were hearsed at my foot, /and the ducats in her coffin!.(III.i.79-81). Shylock is mad that his daughter left him with his money and would want her to be dead in front of him to get his money and have all her ducats from her coffin. This shows that Shylock is a villain since he would go to the extent to wanting her dead for his…

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    To begin with, Montresor and Zaroff may not seem to have a lot in common. Actually, their differences are overcome by their similarities in the way of acting and the lack of empathy. To begin with, the story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is about Montresor, an elite man from Venice that is annoyed with one of his servants, Fortunato. Therefore, Montresor articulates a plan to trap poor Fortunato, inviting him for a walk in the mansion’s vaults to find a cask of Amontillado wine. As…

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    another individual. In The Merchant of Venice, Antonio cares deeply for his best friend, Bassanio and will do anything for him. Similarly, John from We All Fall Down loves his son with all of his heart that he will put his sons well being before his own. After The Duke and Bassanio tried everything they could to save Antonio, Antonio's life was coming to an end. When Shylock was about to pierce Antonio’s chest to carve out a pound a flesh, Antonio said to Bassanio, “Commend me to your honorable…

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