Forgot your password?  

Essay | Was Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice", the Lone Unattractive Character?

This student essay consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis of Was Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice", the Lone Unattractive Character?.
This section contains 1,889 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Was Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice", the Lone Unattractive Character?

Was Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice", the Lone Unattractive Character?

Summary: "Whether Shylock is is the only unattractive character in the play, whether he was totally unattractive, and whether there were other unattractive characters is argued from two perspectives.
No, I disagree with the above statement to a large extent.

The above statement suggests two assumptions. Firstly, that Shylock is an unattractive character in the play. I agree with this assumption, but only to a certain extent. Secondly, the statement assumes that all the other characters in The Merchant of Venice are not unattractive, but kind and good. I disagree with this statement to a large extent.

This essay will put forward reasons why I agree and disagree with respective assumptions, as well as why I disagree with the question overall. It will also consider arguments supporting or opposing earlier assumptions.

It is true that Shylock is an unattractive character, the villain of the play, because he sought to kill Antonio in order to avenge himself. Therefore, I agree with this assumption.

Firstly, Shylock was taunting Antonio, and...

(read more)

This section contains 1,889 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Was Shylock, in "The Merchant of Venice", the Lone Unattractive Character?
Follow Us on Facebook