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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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Mar 30, 2011

really liked it
Read in March, 2011

I really liked the Merchant of Venice because the purity of love, 'comedy', and money are all intertwined with three stories that cross, as all Shakespearean plays do, in Act III. This book was fabulous because the theme of religion feeds into the Shylock-Bassanio and Antonio story, making money, as in life, the main centre of attention. This factor (money) is good and also bad because it brings out the natural evil in love. It also stops people like Bassanio from meeting rich people like Portia because of money status and level in society, thus causing him to borrow money from Shylock on Antonio's name. It is also a bad thing (money), because it brings out the bad side in Jessica to rebel against her father and spend many of his un-traded (really special) diamonds in Italy also fourscore Ducats. In all the Merchant of Venice is a great book and anyone who is looking for a funny, significant, and analytical (still romantic-type) book should read the Merchant of Venice because it is a classic that is not boring at all.
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