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Shylock  Angered by his mistreatment at the hands of Venice’s Christians, particularly the merchant Antonio, Shylock schemes to get revenge by ruthlessly.

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1 Shylock  Angered by his mistreatment at the hands of Venice’s Christians, particularly the merchant Antonio, Shylock schemes to get revenge by ruthlessly demanding a pound of Antonio’s flesh as penalty for Antonio’s defaulting on a loan.

2 Money-minded  Shylock often shows his concern with money “He [Antonio] hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million” “He [Antonio] hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million” When he discovers his daughter has run away with his money, we see how greedy he is. "My ducats, my daughter!" he exclaims, letting us think that he values his money as much as or perhaps more than his daughter. When he discovers his daughter has run away with his money, we see how greedy he is. "My ducats, my daughter!" he exclaims, letting us think that he values his money as much as or perhaps more than his daughter.

3 Money-minded (Cont.)  Shylock lends money for high interest  “A diamond gone cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort/ two thousand ducats in that, and other precious precious jewels” Act 3 Scene 1 Lines Whenever he talks of his daughter, he talks about the money stolen Whenever he talks of his daughter, he talks about the money stolen  “I would my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear! Would she were hearsed at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin!” Act 3 Scene 1 Lines He would rather his daughter die than run away with his ducats He would rather his daughter die than run away with his ducats

4 Anger, Vengeful  Reason Part of his hatred toward Antonio stems from the fact that Antonio loans money and doesn't charge interest. This forces Shylock to lower his interest rates Part of his hatred toward Antonio stems from the fact that Antonio loans money and doesn't charge interest. This forces Shylock to lower his interest rates “ He lends out money gratis and brings down/the rate of usuance here with us in Venice.” Act 1 Scene 3 lines 40-41“ He lends out money gratis and brings down/the rate of usuance here with us in Venice.” Act 1 Scene 3 lines Antonio, a Christian, has physically and mentally abused Shylock. Shylock wants revenge for this treatment, and his hatred of Antonio is evident throughout TMOV Antonio, a Christian, has physically and mentally abused Shylock. Shylock wants revenge for this treatment, and his hatred of Antonio is evident throughout TMOV “The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.”Act 3 Scene 1 Lines 66-68“The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.”Act 3 Scene 1 Lines “I hate him for he is a Christian” Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 38“I hate him for he is a Christian” Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 38

5 Anger, Vengeful (Cont.)  Shylock’s hatred is seen in his speech to Salerio “To bait fish withal. If it feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies” Act 3 Scene 1 Lines “To bait fish withal. If it feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies” Act 3 Scene 1 Lines  Antonio describes Shylock’s hatred and anger as: “The very tyranny and rage of his” Act 4 Scene 1 Line 13  “If every ducat in six thousand ducats were in six parts, and very part a ducat, I would not draw them. I would have my bond.” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines This shows how Shylock would rather have his bond, his vengeance, than to have money. Since he is already shown to be money-minded, treasuring money a lot, if he chooses his revenge over money, it can be seen that he is vengeful. This shows how Shylock would rather have his bond, his vengeance, than to have money. Since he is already shown to be money-minded, treasuring money a lot, if he chooses his revenge over money, it can be seen that he is vengeful.

6 Anger, Vengeful (Cont.)  “ Why dost thou whet thy knife so earnestly?” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines This displays Shylock’s vengefulness. He is earnestly whetting his knife, ready to get his revenge, his pound of flesh from Antonio. He is so thirsty for vengeance that he is blood-thirsty. This displays Shylock’s vengefulness. He is earnestly whetting his knife, ready to get his revenge, his pound of flesh from Antonio. He is so thirsty for vengeance that he is blood-thirsty.

7 Unmerciful  When the Duke asks Shylock to let Antonio go, Shylock declines. The Duke describes Shylock as “A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch, uncapable of pity, void and empty from any dram of mercy” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 3-6 (Duke) The Duke describes Shylock as “A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch, uncapable of pity, void and empty from any dram of mercy” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 3-6 (Duke)  “So can I give no reason, nor I will not, more than a lodged hate and a certain loathing I bear Antonio” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines  “I crave the law, the penalty and forfeit of my bond” Act 4 Scene 1 Lines  “unfeeling man” Act 4 Scene 1 Line 63 (Antonio)

8 Prejudice towards Christians  “I hate him for he is a Christian” Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 38  “Would any of the stock of Barabbas Had been her husband, rather than a Christian” (Act Four Scene 1 Lines )– this displays his prejudice towards Christians.


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