Merchant Of Venice Book Review

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1596-97. The play is set in the late 15th century and tells the story of a merchant, Antonio, who borrows money from a Jewish moneylender, Shylock, to help his friend Bassanio win the hand of Portia. When Antonio can’t … Read more

Character Sketch Of Shylock

When William Shakespeare wrote “The Merchant of Venice” in the 16th century, he included a character named Shylock who is Jewish. Some scholars have suggested that Shakespeare intended to use Shylock as a way to criticize the anti-Semitic attitudes of his time. Shylock is a complex character, and there is much debate over how he … Read more

Trial Scene Of Merchant Of Venice

The trial scene in the Merchant of Venice is one of the most famous scenes in William Shakespeare’s play. It is the culmination of the conflict between the main characters, Antonio and Shylock. In this scene, Shylock demands his “pound of flesh” from Antonio, who has defaulted on a loan. The court rules in Shylock’s … Read more