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Portrayal of Shylock
This paper studies the portrayal of Shylock focusing on the essay "Shylock and the Struggle for Closure" by John Picker.
# 123273 | 2,750 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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Using John Picker's essay, "Shylock and the Struggle for Closure" as its main point, this paper discusses the way Shylock is portrayed and characterized in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps no other character in Shakespeare's plays has received as much debate over the centuries than has Shylock the Jewish money-lender in 'The Merchant of Venice'. Shakespeare himself has often been accused of being anti-Semitic because of Shylock's portrayal as someone demanding that pound of flesh. The fact of the matter is however that if one accurately depicts the period in which this play was set Jews had little opportunity for professions in that tightly Catholic controlled area of the world other than to become money ..."

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Portrayal of Shylock (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 05, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/portrayal-of-shylock-123273/

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"Portrayal of Shylock" 01 December 2008. Web. 05 February. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/portrayal-of-shylock-123273/>

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