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Title: Merchant of Venice: Shylock, victim or villain?

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Subject: Shakespeare
Author: Finlay Robbins
Date: February 24, 2016
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In the time that the play was written, anti-semitism was a normal thing, so the Elizabethan public would have sided with Antonio. They would have thought that when Antonio couldn't pay back his loan, Shylock is evil when he enforces the forfeit (cutting off a pound of Antonios flesh.) Even though Shylock tried to put his bond into action, it is still easy to view him in a different light, and we see him as the victim of the story...

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They would have thought that when Antonio couldn't pay back his loan, Shylock is evil when he enforces the forfeit (cutting off a pound of Antonios flesh.) Even though Shylock tried to put his bond into action, it is still easy to view him in a different light, and we see him as the victim of the story...

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