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Merchant of Venice- The secular and religious views of both Antonio and Shylock were portrayed very bluntly The religious opinions of both characters were that their religion was superior to infidels and also very stereotypical In the business world Antonio owned ships with valuable goods and was extremely generous He always relied on their return to shore and expressed his faith in this book On the other hand Shylock was a greedy man and used the Bible for sources of interest to collect more money Relating to religious views Antonio and Shylock were very parallel but in means of business the two were reverses IShylock hate Antonio for he is a Christian Antonio hates our sacred nation This phrase said by Shylock a Jew is based on the beliefs of other Jews upon other Christians Shylock is being very stereotypical because Shylock doesnt really know Antonio Shylock heard of Jew-hating Christians so he thinks that all Christians hate Jews Antonio happens to be a great man and Shylock didnt even give him a chance he just hates Antonio for being of different religion The HebrewShylock will turn Christian he grows kind Antonio says this thinking that no Jews are kind emphasizing naiveness Then Antonio sees the Hebrew Shylock becomes amiable so he believes thats impossible So Antonio interprets the scenario as Shylock being Christianized because he is becoming generous This quotation shows how Antonio thinks that his religion Christianity is superior to Judaism The previous quotation illustrated how Shylock was stereotypical about Christians Both characters have similar beliefs about other religions Why fear not man I will not for felt it Within these three months- thats a month before this bond expires-I do
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