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Merchant of Venice Lecture One: The Faces of Shylock
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Merchant of Venice, first edition ,
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Marlowe’s Jew of Malta I walk abroad o’nights, And kill sick people groaning under walls; Sometimes I go about and poison wells. (2.3.176-8).
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Jews Expelled from England in 1290 Edict of Expulsion by King Edward I Lasted 350 years, till 1655, when Cromwell overturned it. Usury made legal in Engand in 1545
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Words about “Usury” in the Bible If he has not oppressed anyone, But has restored to the debtor his pledge; Has robbed no one by violence, But has given his bread to the hungry And covered the naked with clothing; If he has not exacted usury Nor taken any increase, But has withdrawn his hand from iniquity And executed true judgment between man and man; If he has walked in My statutes And kept My judgments faithfully -- He is just; He shall surely live!" Says the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 18:7-9) … If he has exacted usury Or taken increase -- Shall he then live? He shall not live! (Ezekiel 18:13)
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:322 taught by Professor Fulton during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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08+Merchant+of+Venice+1 - Merchant of Venice Lecture One...

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