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Shylock

shrewd, avaricious moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
See: Usury
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Although acknowledging Shylocks exclusive and absolute legal rights to Antonio's flesh, Portia stipulates that Shylock can take only one pound of flesh, neither more nor less.
This similarity in Antonio and Shylocks behaviour, if studied in Jungian terms reveals that, the quality of mercy lacked in both.
I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, um, these women and men while overseas.
Thus, in the same way that Peter Sellars's interventionist production of Merchant sought to capitalize on Shakespeare's fracturing of the ideal of tolerance by updating the setting, in the words of reviewer Richard Zoglin, from "the teeming, multicultural world of 15th century Venice, Italy, to the teeming, multicultural world of 1994 Venice Beach, California" (quoted in Edelman 76; see also Worthen 1997, 76-94), each of my aftershock Shylocks are likewise contextualized by such teeming diversity.
My favorite episode "Exploring a Character" might as well be called "Dueling Shylocks.
In this query-driven chapter, Adelman asks, "why should Launcelot's decision to leave Shylocks house in 2.
Shakespeare must highlight the essential differences between Shylock and Antonio to test the viability of an alternative to the Barabases, the Shylocks, and even the Dukes of the new world.
What impresses me most in reading the play, though, is just how vivid Shylocks genuine sense of grievance shines through.
Unlike Marlowe, Shakespeare does not make Shylock into a caricature of the hateful Jew, but imagines Judaism respectfully and distinguishes between Shylocks Jewishness and his individual obnoxiousness.
The fact is that the modern day Shylocks of this world, Western banks, multinational institutions and governments have become equally immune to all the pleadings of all the Portias - and they have been hacking out well over and beyond their pounds of flesh from the bleeding body of Africa.
Sarcasm also marked Shylocks initial dialogue with Bassanio.
In some places the hatred for Jews is stronger than it was the night before the holocaust," rendering the threat posed by Shylocks legacy remarkably current.