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Themes are used by writers to convey a moral in the play William Shakespeare was a writer than used many themes to make his plays convey a meaning In Shakespeares play The Merchant of Venice it is said that he is conveying satire against a sort of society The themes of appearance against reality mercy against justice and the theme of prejudice are used to convey this moral that is thought to be in Shakespeares play William Shakespeare used themes to write the deliberate satire against a corrupt and prejudiced society in the Merchant of VeniceThe theme of appearance against reality is used in this deliberate satire The way the characters were shown goes against and also for reality First off people arent always how they appear to be For example people label Shylock as a Jew who has no feelings except hate especially hate towards Christians However Shylock does have feelings that the Christians do not realize till his speech about being a Jew I am a Jew Fed with the same food hurt with the same weapons Subject to the same diseases healed by the same means Warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is 3154-57 Shylock has this hate that is seen towards the Christians but with a reason which the Christian characters do not take forth but go one with his appearance of a Jewish man who hates Furthermore the caskets hold the message of looks being deceiving so choose correct Such as how Bassanio takes this clue and realizes that the gold and silver casket is all about the glitter and vanity therefore he chooses the lead casket Therefore then thou gaudy gold I will none of thee Nor none of thee thou pale and common drudge Tween man and man But thou thou meager lead 32101-104 Bassanio carefully takes this message of looks being deceiving and thinks out is answer which
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