English 467 Lecture 5 July 20 (2)

English 467 Lecture 5 July 20 (2) - English 467 Lecture 5...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
English 467 Lecture 5 July 20, 2010 MERCHANT OF VENICE What makes Merchant of Venice Comedic, No one dies, -> shylock dies as a Jew. Shylock’s family dies, Jessica’s Judaism, Male friendship dies, the other’s (prince of morocco, Aragon, etc.). Wittiness in puns, but not modern form of “funny”. Themeatized cross-dressing Marriages, weddings are made halfway through and it becomes this aftermath wifes tale. This aftermath quality taking in comedies where weddings becomes this unseen distant thing but in comedy it includes the aftermath of the marriage. Male friendship has to be mitigated in order for comedy to hold out. Male friendship and male friendship that must be negated. Scapegoating; Women have control of the marriage in this play. Baptize as a Christian to become a Christian, you also need a God – father to convert person into a Christian. Possible to claim to convert to Christianity but not really be Christian. Shylock path to conversion, very complicated. Jessica path to conversion, not very complicated. Why is her conversion experience different from Shylock’s? Conversion doesn’t seem complicated because of marriage. Easier for women to convert to Christianity than it is for a man. Conversion has a comedic form to it. Shylock is proof against this comedy quality by the fact that he is forced to convert. Shakespeare plays on this idea that if women are put together in a nunnery, there is no worry when women are together but there is a worry of people getting into the nunnery.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern