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Represention of Social Groups in "The Merchant of Venice"

Summary: William Shakespeare addresses the differences in social groups in "The Merchant of Venice" by writing about different religions. For example, Shylock is a Jew who hates Christians. A key theme in the play is love and friendship versus greed and mercy versus justice.
William Shakespeare represents different social groups by penning different religions in `The Merchant of Venice.' Shylock is a Jew and hates Christians, `O father Abram, what these Christians are, whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect the thoughts of others' . Shakespeare feels some sympathy towards the Jews but he portrays their situation, as a comedy. `... Still have I borne it with a patient shrug for sufferance is the badge of all our tribe' . He believes that Christians treat Jews differently because of their religion. That is one way Shakespeare represents a social group. Shakespeare shows sarcasm to all the social groups that is what makes it a comedy. Portia unusually controls her destiny and helps to control others too. Portia sings a song guiding Bassanio to the right casket, ` Tell me where is fancy bread, or in the heart, or...

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