The Merchant of Venice Act 3

The Merchant of Venice Act 3 - Liang 1 Victor Liang Mr....

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Liang 1 Victor Liang Mr. Perlman English 10H, Period 4 21 May, 2009 “The Merchant of Venice” Act 3 1. Solanio and Salerio prove dramatically useful again in scene 1 by adding to the knowledge of the audience through conversations. Salarino dismisses that Shylock and Jessica are flesh and blood; he knows they are entirely different. Salarino also asks Shylock what he would do with Antonio's flesh, revealing Shylock's intentions to the audience. Solanio asks Shylock if Jessica is his flesh rebelling against him. 2. Shylock's “I am a Jew” speech in the first scene tells the audience about Shylock's discrimination he faces as a Jew. He states that discrimination against Jews isn't justified, because Jews are as human as Christians are. He will seek revenge on Christians if they treat him badly. 3. Shakespeare keeps from making Shylock into too sympathetic a character in scene 1 by having one of Antonio's ships destroyed. Shylock now has a chance to gain back some of his wealth from Antonio. 4.
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