Merchant of Venice Introduction Summary

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Liang 1 Victor Liang Mr. Perlman English 10H, Period 4 May 6, 2009 “Merchant of Venice” Introduction Summary Shylock is the most important character in The Merchant of Venice . However, he does not take part in the beginning or end of the play. He struggles to receive a pound of flesh from Antonio. In the various stories of this play, faithlessness and hatred are defeated by friendship and love. Shylock's pursuit of Antonio creates a dark mood for the play. His overthrow symbolizes the triumph of love. Shylock is the villain of a love comedy. Similar to many other Shakespearean comedies, this play includes two different worlds. One world is idealized, while the other is filled with problems. In this play, Belmont and Venice are these two contrasting worlds. Belmonst is where the magic and love happens. Venice is where the economic competition dominates. Antonio, the merchant of Venice, is struck by a deep sadness. Though he is wealthy and not without friends, he misses out on something. He doesn't realize what makes him sad. Prosperity and
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