The Symbolism of Rings in "The Merchant of Venice" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Symbolism of Rings in "The Merchant of Venice"
An analysis of the symbolism of rings in William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice".
# 140795 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)

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The paper explores why the play culminates in the ring exchange, and why the rings are such a significant part of "The Merchant of Venice". The paper addresses the symbolism, plot and general characterization and themes of this play.

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'Throughout the ages, Shakespearean works of theatre are known to use symbols to better illustrate the human condition. As John P. Sisk says in his article "Bondage and Release in The Merchant of Venice", "The merchant has pleased many for a long time because of it is one of the best comic `just representations' of our literature of...the fullness of life through the power of love (Sisk, 221)." The comedic masterpiece "The Merchant of Venice" is no exception, and uses physical symbols (especially symbols of wealth) to expound upon the plot, the theme of mercy and further entangle..."

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