Show Mercy H 2
1,115 wordsH 2 >Shylock is the villain in the play. He deserves no mercy. Discuss with close reference to the Merchant of Venice. In the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Shylock is the villain. However, there are reasons as to why he does and why he does not deserve mercy. The reasons why he deserves mercy include: the fact that he is only considered the villain because he is a Jew; Antonio deserved mercy, so Shylock should be shown mercy as well; Shylock cant be blamed for being...
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Act One Scene Othello And Desdemona
1,366 wordsHOW DO YOU THINK THE ELIZABETHAN AUDIENCE WOULD HAVE REACTED TO OTHELLOS AND DESDEMONAS MARRIAGE? The English Renaissance saw the rise of one of the most hailed writers in the literary history: William Shakespeare. His works clearly reveal his keen interest in mans affairs, of which he combined with two distinct characteristics of the Renaissance: a respect for classical learning with a boldness of experimentation. This effect is evident especially in his play Othello, as he depicts Othello the ...
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Comic Relief Act Ii
915 wordsThe merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's many fine works. One of the things that makes Shakespeare's plays so entertaining are his characters. He often uses certain characters as comic relief, and some strictly for romance. Salarino and Solanio are Friends of main character Antonio. They play a small but important supporting role in Merchant of Venice. The role of Salarino and Solanio is to be bystanders that provide narration and comic relief. I call Salarino and Solanio bystanders becaus...
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Merchant Of Venice Love At First Sight
953 wordsIn Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare brings two people together in love, Portia and Bassanio. Portia and Bassanio are alike by their love, their own friendship, and the caskets that brought them together. But when this ring parts from this finger, then parts life from hence: O, then be bold to say Bassanio's dead! (II, ii). Bassanio and Portia are madly in love with each other, and you can tell by what they say. William Shakespeare proves this. Comparing Portia and Bassanio as lovers is ra...
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Balkan Peninsula Ottoman Empire
774 wordsThe Balkan Peninsula has many physical features, but there are three main ones, they are the fact that it is a peninsula, its mountains, and its rivers. Within the Balkan Peninsula there are a good majority of ethnicities. There will be a majority of instances that the geography has helped or hindered certain peoples in the Balkans history. The mountains had a few of different effects on the early people living in the Balkan Peninsula. The mountains of this area, helped certain ethnic groups, an...
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One Of The Main Fifteenth Century
999 wordsI don't know what the world would be like, but I some very good reasons why it was good that the telescope was created. Before there was the telescope people had to make discoveries by judgment. They were not very accurate discoveries. They also had to just use the naked eye when they would have to use the naked eye when looking at distant objects that could have been easily seen by the telescope. The telescope was one of the main instruments of what has been called the Scientific Revolution of ...
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Act Ii Scene Act Iii Scene
1,576 wordsOthello Character of Jago is the clue to understanding all other characters in Othello. Jago appears as a person who starts mean intrigues around Othello's personality. Eternal struggle good v. evil plays its role in the play: the meaner is Jago, the more trustful Othello should be. When you read the play, you create your own picture of the evil: Iago uses all possible tricks and lies in order to reach his aim. One of the techniques used by Jago is deception by using the hidden meaning of his wo...
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Merchant Of Venice One Pound
524 wordsThe Merchant Of Venice Act 1 In the fist act, Antonio is introduced as the Merchant of Venice. A friend of him, Bassanio, desperately needs money because all of his money is on his ships and he wants to go to Belmont to visit the woman of his dreams, Portia. Therefore he goes to Antonio to ask if he is willing to go to Shylock and ask him if he can have 3000 ducats. Antonio agrees and goes to Shylock and explains that he has to pay it back within 3 months. If he doesnt do this, he may cut one po...
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Othello Iago Iii Ll
803 wordsOthello is one of Shakespeare's four great tragedies and thus a pillar of what most critics take to be the apex of Shakespeare's dramatic art. Indeed, a central thematic strand of the play is trust, honor, and reputation. The theme of honor and reputation intertwines with those of perception and trust. In the plays second act, Iago tells Othello that Brabantio? prated, /And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms/ Against your honor. (I, ii. ll. 6 - 8). To this, the proven hero of Venice replies, ...
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Othello And Desdemona Act 3 Scene 3
1,319 wordsDoes Iago Cause The Tragedy Of Othello Does Iago Cause The Tragedy Of Othello And Desdemona, Or Is He Merely The Catalyst The Shakespeare Tragedy, Othello, was written and set during the early 17 th century Venice rule. ? The play is set in Cyprus and Venice. ? There are many arguments whether Iago causes the tragedy towards the end of the play, or whether he is merely the catalyst. To many, Iago is the most evil character in the play. ? He is blamed for the tragedy of Othello and Desdemona. ? H...
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Midsummer Nights Dream Merchant Of Venice
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Act I Scene Othello
1,013 wordsDuring the Elizabethan times it was uncommon for black people to act out roles in plays. Shakespeare introduces this to his audience in two plays, the first Titus Andromicus and the second Othello. The first black character, Aaron, is portrayed as a secondary villain. Othello on the other hand is of higher status than many of his peers in the play. This was different for Shakespeare to present a minority person with such authority as a main character. Even with such, many different racial slurs ...
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Shylock And Portia Merchant Of Venice Motive
501 wordsThe Motive of Imposters William Shakespeare attained literary immortality through his exposition of the many qualities of human nature in his works. One such work, The Merchant of Venice, revolves around the very human trait of deception. Fakes and frauds have been persistent throughout history, even to this day. Evidence of deception is all around us, whether it is in the products we purchase or the sales clerks false smile as one debates the purchase of the illusory merchandise. We are engulfe...
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Merchant Of Venice Jane Eyre
1,396 wordsFeminism in Jane Eyre Jay Sheldon Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare's Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may act in society and finds her own boundaries in Victorian England. As well, along with the notions of feminism often follo...
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Literature Art And Science Byzantine And Moslem Italy
205 wordsFour Reasons Why the Renaissance started in Italy Italy stood across the route of the Crusades and Italian ships carried the Crusaders to the Holy Land-at a profit. Later, the merchants of Venice and Genoa transported a rich commerce to and from the Middle East (Moslem and Byzantine Civilizations) and northern Europe. Thus great wealth was accumulated in Italian cities, and with wealth came leisure to enjoy literature, art, and science. The wealthy became patrons of literature, art, and science....
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Hide And Seek Prosper And Bo Scipio
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Escalus Is More Suitable Angelo As The Deputy Vincentio
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World War Ii Life Is Beautiful Guido
452 wordsLife is Beautiful The cultural event that I chose to do was watching the movie Life is Beautiful. It was a very good movie, but it was also very sad. The movie is set during World War II in Italy and is about a man named Guido. The movie starts out while Guido and his friend, Ferruccio, go to Guido s Uncle Leo s house in Venice. While he is in Venice he keeps running into a teacher named Dora; he has a crush on her. He pretends to be an inspector from Rome to get into the school to see her. He i...
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Hath Not A Jew Merchant Of Venice
1,007 wordsThe Merchant of Venice In The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, there appears Shylock. He is a Jew, that much we are told in the cast list. But, as the play unfolds Shylock is seen to be the villian. He is protracted as being cold, unbending, and evil. But is he? Is Shylock really the antagonist in this play or can he also be viewed as persecuted individual who resorts to revenge only after he has been pushed too far. To fully understand the character of Shylock we must first look at E...
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