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The Jew of Malta Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Using examples from the story, what are Barabas's attitudes about wealth when he considers

1. Himself.

2. Other people.

3. Material possessions.

4. Power.

Consider the point of view of the Spanish in Act 1, Scene 2 and answer these questions.

1. Why should it be Spain's responsibility to protect Malta?

2. How are the self-interests of Spain satisfied by protecting Malta?

3. How would Spain generally benefit from defeating the Turks?

Why does Ferneze go to the Jews and not another source or sources to get the tribute money demanded by the Turks?

Support three reasons why Abigail agrees to lie and enter the convent to retrieve her father's gold.

Do you think Abigail's agreement to lie for her father will begin her corruption? Why or why not? Support your answer from the text of the play.

Barabas states he would rather be dead than poor. What words or actions of Barabas support his statement?

Ferneze...

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