The Merchant of Venice | Critical Essay by Douglas Anderson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of The Merchant of Venice.
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Critical Essay by Douglas Anderson

SOURCE: Anderson, Douglas. “The Old Testament Presence in The Merchant of Venice.ELH 52, no. 1 (spring 1985): 119-32.

In the following essay, Anderson references Shakespeare's religious sensibility to explain the “sordid conflict between religions” in The Merchant of Venice.

                    every something blent together Turns to a wild of nothing, save of joy Expressed and not expressed. 

—3.2.181-831

Norman Rabkin argues in the first chapter of his recent book, Shakespeare and the Problem of Meaning, for a critical vision which embraces the whole of a play's “aesthetic experience.” Even the...

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