Merchant of Venice


One of his most misunderstood works, 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.

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