The Merchant of Venice Essay | Shakespeare and Racism

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Shakespeare and Racism

Summary: Explores what role racism has in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. Analyzes the character of Shylock, the jewish merchant and discusses the humanist element of the play.
William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright in the era of Renaissance of England. He was born in Stratford-on-Avon in 1564. Shakespeare spent his childhood in a rather affluent bourgeoisie. The boy went to the grammar school at Stratford and later he became an illustrious dramatist and poet in London. Shakespeare altogether creates 37 plays, two narrative poems and 154 sonnets in his lifetime.

Shakespeare also is the remarkable humanist. He lived in a transition period that the feudalism started to disintegrate and the emerging bourgeoisie began its early rising. In such an epoch religious theology and obscurantism of the middle ages moved towards decline, the bourgeoisie humanism as the central world outlook day by day stroke root in the hearts of people. Humanism started to predominate in the social culture and ideological trend. Culturally, the interest in God and the life after death was transformed into the exaltation of man...

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