The Merchant of Venice

How does Shylock get more angrier throught the play and who is to blame?

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Shylock becomes increasingly enraged as the money he lent to Antonio is not returned to him. Though he lended in good faith, despite the abuse he had recieved from the gentried class (of which Bassanio and Antonio are part) his money is not returned. His ultimate break down results from his daughter's exodus with a gentile against her father's wishes. Shylock then enforces the agreement made with Bassanio - the surrendering of a pound of flesh.