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Shylock is one of the main characters in the play The Merchant of Venice He is represented as a father a devil and a friend Shylock is a key element to this play and makes this play much more exciting In The Merchant of Venice hatred is a prominent theme and depicts the character Shylock the best Shylock is hated throughout the story by many people including his own family Jessica hated her father so much that she robbed him and ran off with Launcelot Gobbo She robs her own house and calls it hell which portrays Shylock as the devil because it is his house Shylock hates the fact that Jessica ran off with Launcelot Gobbo because Launcelot is a Christian and Shylock hates Christians Jessica treats Shylock poorly and talks about how she thinks he is the devil I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so Our house is hell and thou a merry devil Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness But fare thee well there is a ducat for thee And Launcelot soon at supper shalt thou see 780Lorenzo who is thy new masters guest Give him this letter do it secretly And so farewell I would not have my father See me in talk with thee Act II Scene III Line 1-9Shylock is also Jewish The Jewish star represents his religion and all that he believes in Shylock cannot stand Christians and he openly admits it Shylock says I hate him for he is a Christian Act 1 Scene 3 Line 42 Shylock is talking about Antonio The fact that he is Jewish helps characterize him more and adds prejudice to the story because some people dont like because he is Jewish The picture of a man handing someone else money represent Shylock because he is a well-known money lender Shylock being a money lender makes this play much more exciting and interesting because Shylock
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