There is a battle between Christianity and Judaism within the play, and this is the underlying reason for which Antonio and Shylock despise one another. Money is a motif which interrelates with the religion motif. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
This speech is imperative in the characterization of Shylock. Jews are commonly stereotyped as misers, and Shylock possesses this trait. Shylock also states his desire for revenge on Antonio.
The way a scene is directed and performed makes an enormous impact on the audiences understanding of the play. This speech is vital in the characterization of Shylock, and also exhibits motifs which continue to be seen throughout the play. Money and religion are major aspects of the play and Shylock speech establishes this. This aside can easily make the audience see Shylock as an evil man, and this is why my group chose to depict him as such. city he lends out money gratis, and brings down the rate of usance here with us in Venice. ?Shylock aside is also important to the play because it contains motifs that will continue to be seen throughout the play. ?This aside is also the first time the audience hears of Shylocks plans of revenge on Antonio. A more particular reason for Shylock hatred of Antonio is because he lends out money for free.
The Merchant of VeniceAct one scene three can be interpreted in more than one manner. Shylock can be seen as an evil man or as a man who is prejudiced against and misunderstood. My group chose to portray Shylock as a villain because of his deviousness in the scene. This choice can greatly affect an audience understanding of the play because Shylock is a main character and is important to the plot and theme. Although our group chose to portray Shylock as a villain in this particular scene, the audience can be swayed side to side throughout the entirety of the play.
Our group chose to depict Shylock as a villain because of the way we...