Shylock


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Shylock

shrewd, avaricious moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
See: Usury
References in classic literature ?
So finding nowhere love or sympathy but everywhere only mockery and cruel laughter, Shylock vows vengeance.
"Thou wilt not take his flesh," says one of the young merchant's friends to Shylock. "What's that good for?"
For the three months allowed by Shylock for the payment of the debt are over, and as not one of Antonio's ships has returned, he cannot pay the money.
"It is no use," she is told, "Shylock will have his bond, and nothing but his bond."
SHYLOCK TAKES CENTRE STAGE: AN AWARDWINNING one-man play about Shakespeare's Shylock is at the Floral Pavilion Theatre's, right, Blue Lounge, New Brighton, on Sunday, September 22.
The play tells the story of a Venetian community which comes together to confront the Jew, Shylock, who threatens one of their own.
While Antonio is cash-poor as his ships and merchandise are busy at sea, he promises to cover a bond from Jewish moneylender Shylock.
Precarious Figurations: Shylock on the German Stage, 1920-2010
Even though it was many years ago, I still retained some knowledge of it and managed to somehow cut down its scenes to the ones I found most important: The feud between Antonio and Shylock, Jessica and Lorenzo's elopement, Portia's test for a suitor, and Shylock's loss in the court scene with Antonio.
It turned out that Iqbal had approached several banks for that same loan but had been turned down, which is when he turned to the proverbial Shylock.
Though the centrality of doubles in Philip Roth's novel Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993) has been convincingly attributed to the author's affinity to Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare is no less a literary interlocutor for Roth.
They were covering the arrest of a shylock in the town on Monday for allegedly operating illegally.