The Merchant Of Venice

The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare
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ISBN
9780141013954
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
Dimensions
111 x 178mm
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In 'The Merchant Of Venice', Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk tales, one involving a vengeful, greedy creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh, the other involving a marriage suitor's choice among three chests and thereby winning his (or her) mate. Shakespeare's treatment of the first standard plot scheme centres around the villain of Merchant, the Jewish money-lender Shylock who seeks a literal pound of flesh from his Christian opposite, the generous, faithful Antonio. Shakespeare's version of the chest-choosing device revolves around the play's Christian heroine, Portia, who steers her lover Bassanio toward the correct humble casket and then successfully defends his bosom friend Antonio from Shylock's horrid legal suit.
ISBN:
9780141013954
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2005
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
111 x 178mm

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