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Unformatted text preview: 1-18-2012John Jay, Federalist Papers-Should the political community be ethnically homogenous oJay said nooIs it an ethnic collectivity or is it only geographical and political oWhat is it mean to be French?Be actually descended from the ancient French, or just be born in France-Biology and Culture oHave a relationshipoBiology predetermines the character of an individualoA group of people with this character creates a ethnicityoNatio (Latin) BirthMerchant of Venice-Circumcised race-All nations, jews, etc. -Supposed to be a comedy-Is this an Anti-Semitic Play?oMost of the evidence points towards YESoJessica and Shylock turn ChristianoThe Italians don’t like him because he is a Jewish moneylender-Trade complicates the narrativeoVenice vs. BelmontoVenice is multicultural, multilingualoBelmont is pure and original All the people from Venice and of other ethnical background are all pushed away from Belmont due to Portia’s desire for purity oShakespeare switches between the two places showing the contrast...
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- Spring '08
- The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, Jewish moneylender