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Unformatted text preview: Think of Shylock as both sympathetic and un-sympathetic Is Antonio the opposite of Shylock or the twin ? Some people think of Antonio as an old man; a father figure. Shakespeare is FASCINATED by loyalty. He loves relationships in which sex plays no part. Both Portia (sp.?) and Antonio fight for Dasanio. Is the view of Shylock consistent/ under control the entire play? 64,000 Question - To what extent do we expect plays to output consistency and order? WHO IS THE MERCHANT OF VENICE? Shylock is, Antonio is, every member of the audience is (all are part of a mercantile environment, even Shakespeare is (theater is a mercantile business in a way)...
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