27 March 2019
An in-depth look at William Shakespeare -The Merchant of Venice
Most people have a brief understanding of who Shakespeare is, a remarkable and neat stylish writer with strong, realistic pieces. Accordingly, he presented some different aspects of the original Tudor period, while reflecting the existence of what seems like a totally different world. When comparing his work, there are some shockingly contrasting results. He has a total of 37 plays revolving around the themes of Histories, tragedies, comedies and tragicomedies. In addition, Romeo and Juliet a tragic love story has proved to the readers what a great play is from the deepest edge of their hearts. All kinds of person, obstacles Shakespeare has been through, regardless what he is intentioned to attractive audience from different places. The little pieces of puzzles truly built up Shakespeare’s characters, shaped some vivid impressions of human temperament, and themes that are timeless and universal. Whether the plays are all materials that contain the impression and expressions that Shakespeare was trying to present. There are eighteen unique characters outlined in the Merchant of Venice, every character representing a different temperament. They want to persuade audience and establish a better quality of life. Different personalities and surprising conflicts attracted the audience/readers globally. These are mostly likely the primary reasons why Shakespeare is still famous. This essay will analyze some key events that occurred in the play as well as to clarify thoughts and character development. Religious unfairness is of the central importance in the merchant of Venice as they were the strong foundation stated, which the primary conflicts emerges and serve as plot propellants.
In order to demonstrate some of my understanding, look at the cover firstly. Concentrate on the cover of the book specifically, and particularly the two black birds on it. It certainly is a confusing part of the extraordinary design of the play. The publisher might try to tell us this is not just a beginning, it could possibly summarize the entire play simply through visual representation. Normally, blackbirds symbolizes danger and death. However Shylock did foresee the punishments more than death, in this case. Blackbirds as spiritual animals, it represents intelligence and magical moments that can possibly happen in the future.
Shakespeare presented the theme of religion through Antonio and Bassanio. “These thousand ducats for three months, and Antonio bound.” (I, iii, 6) This quote explains how Shylock was trying to attempt to borrow money from Bassanio. He decided use Antonio as a good excuse to borrow the money. Everyone believes Antonio will return the money. Shylock being a Jew, has loaned money to Bassanio, being a Christian. There is definitely an motif of anti-semitism which occurs between two religions here in the pl...