Merchant of Venice Student Book, Second Edition


Student Sample

The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare explores themes of revenge, greed, and love. The play contrasts the characters of the vicious and greedy Venetian moneylender, Shylock, with the gracious and level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. Though billed as a comedy, the play is famed for its sense of drama. In The Merchant of Venice Student Study Guide, students are guided to read and think through the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages towards the essence of a story: the central proposition that gives the story its ultimate meaning and expression.

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