The Merchant of Venice

With Notes, Characters, Plot and Exam Themes

By William Shakespeare

Introduction by Angela Sheehan

Format: Paperback

A good value edition, with a powerful introduction by Angela Sheehan to help today's student understand the play's themes of prejudice, tolerance and the true nature of justice. With the complete text, explanatory notes on the opposite page to the text, character profiles, themes, language notes and some test exam questions.

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In The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's most controversial comedy, the merchant Antonio, on behalf of his friend Bassanio, seeks a loan from Shylock. The loan is required to help impress an heiress. 


Shylock is a Jewish moneylender whom Antonio has always treated with the utmost contempt, and Antonio is to honour the debt with a pound of the merchant's own flesh. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock prepares to take his gruesome revenge - only to find that the law is a knife that can cut two ways. 


The play explores prejudice, tolerance and the true nature of justice. 


 


This new edition includes the complete text with explanatory notes and a full introduction that describes the setting, summarises the plot and profiles the main characters. It discusses Shakespeare's language and the play's themes, and it gives typical essay and test questions to help students prepare for exams.


This new edition includes the complete text with explanatory notes and a full introduction that describes the setting, summarises the plot and profiles the main characters. It discusses Shakespeare's language and the play's themes, and it gives typical essay and test questions to help students prepare for exams.


Includes:


• Introduction


• The Story of Romeo and Juliet


• The Play's Characters


• Themes and Language


• Examining the Play


• The Play


• Notes throughout

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Geddes and Grosset
Publication Date 30 Apr 2014
ISBN 9781842057988
Number of Pages 176

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