The Merchant of Venice

ISBN: 9780007925476 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2013 Autor: William Shakespeare Editură: HarperCollins Publishers Colecție: Collins Classics Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 144 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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'The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven’

Bassiano, a noble Venetian, hopes to woo the beautiful heiress Portia. However, he requires financial assistance from his friend Antonio. Antonio agrees, but he, in turn, must borrow from the Jewish moneylender Shylock. As recourse for past ills, Shylock stipulates that the forfeit on the loan must be a pound of Antonio’s flesh. In the most renowned onstage law scene of all time, Portia proves herself one of Shakespeare’s most cunning heroines, disguising herself as a lawyer and vanquishing Shylock’s claims; meanwhile, Shylock triumphs on a humanitarian level with his plea for tolerance: ‘Hath not a Jew eyes?’

Viewed paradoxically as anti-Semitic, while at the same time powerfully liberal for its time, The Merchant of Venice is at its core a bittersweet drama, exploring the noble themes of prejudice, justice and honour.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
William Shakespeare
Data Publicarii
2013
Editura
HarperCollins Publishers
Inaltime
17.6
Latime
11
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
144
Colectie
Collins Classics
Isbn 13
9780007925476
Cod
9780007925476
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