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  • Created on: 25-04-16 18:40



  • Selfish
  • Stereotypical Jew
  • True to his word
  • Sincere
  • Miserable
  • Cruel
  • He is the "Villain" of the play
  • Enemy of Antonio
  • Jews necessary for the Elizabethan times since they practice usury which is forbidden in Christianity.
  • The person everybody is supposed to hate
  • The major antagonist.
  • His role is quite comical due to his occasional jokes relieving the tension in the play.

Development (Growth & change)

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  • Very little growth, he remains selfish and self-centred throughout the entirety of the play.
  • There is however a glimpse of a different emotion when Jessica runs away as he appears sad rather than angry.
  • We begin to feel sorry for Shylock as the novel progresses since he has lost his daughter, his money, his assets and is forced to convert to Christianity.


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