• The Greed Of Shylock
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    The Greed of Shylock In the play The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, the character Shylock is mean, greedy, money-loving Jew. He shows these characteristics in the way that he acts through his daily life. His character traits are evident in the way he loans money to Antonio, the way he acts after his daughter runs away, and the way he craves revenge after Antonio s ships do not return. Shylock shows his hateful nature by the way he treats Antonio when he lends him money. When Antonio...
  • Character Study Of Antonio In The Merchant Of Venice
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    The Merchant of Venice A View of Antonio The character of Antonio is very complex, and his attitudes to the people around him are greatly different. He varies from kind and forgiving to a mean and evil man. To his friends he is generous and loving but to his enemies he is vengeful and spiteful. The first spoken line in the play is "In sooth I know not why I am so sad." This sets the scene for him and his attitude for the most part of the play. This is because a lot of the bad luck in the play fa...
  • Antonio Shylock Sadness Portia
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    Antonio Antonio is a wealthy merchant in the city of Venice. Although central to the play, Antonio is portrayed by Shakespeare as an 'outcast'. It seems that Antonio is chronically depressed and is not involved in the social atmosphere that is thriving in Venice. - "In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it. Found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn:" 1 Along with Shylock, both men seem bitter and h...
  • Bless Me Ultima Magical Strength
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    Bless Me, Ultima is a story about the maturation of a young Mexican-American boy, Antonio M'arez, struggling with many questions about his destiny, life and death, and good and evil. Ultima who comes to live with Antonio becomes his caretaker and his teacher. Antonio learns there are powers in the world that differ from his beliefs in the Catholic faith. Ultima teaches Antonio "that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart" (237). U...
  • Merchant Of Venice Shylock Study
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    This character sketch will be on Shylock, describing his physical and personality traits. Shylock is an older, Jewish money lender who has one daughter named Jessica. Shylock is introduced into the novel when Antonio s friend, Gratiano needs money in order to impress a girl. Antonio at the time does not have any money and sends Gratiano to Shylock to borrow money from him. Shylock does not like Antonio because of past experiences where Antonio made fun of him publically. This leads to an interes...
  • The Tattooed Soldier Los Angeles
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    Buildings, Freeways and Shadows of The Tattooed Soldier (Final Draft) Downtown Los Angeles is one of the busiest commercial centers in the United States. However, the city holds two groups of people in different economic level-the homeless and the working class. Hector Tobar frequently includes the landscape of the setting in downtown Los Angeles in The Tattooed Soldier. The novel is about two immigrants from Guatemala who have moved to Los Angeles. The protagonist, Antonio, takes a revenge on t...
  • Bless Me Ultima Antonio Death Priest
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    Bless Me Ultima Children in many cultures are forced into awkward situations, such as they are expected to make life long decision. Some children (usually boys) are forced to chose a bride at the very early ages. Others are to rule kingdoms, and palaces, and some even countries. In the novel Bless Me Ultima, Antonio experiences many difficult situations that are beyond his years and force him to mature much faster then other children his age. For example Antonio is the cause of many of his paren...
  • Merchant Of Venice Overview
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    In The Merchant of Venice, Antonio is the merchant, and complains to his friends about how depressed he is and he cannot explain why. His friend Bassanio is in desperate need of money to court Portia, wealthy women of Belmont, so Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan. However, Antonio cannot give Bassanio the loan because he has just invested all of his money into a number of ships that are still at sea. Antonio advises Bassanio to go and meet with Shylock, a Jew who is a moneylender. Bassanio takes ...
  • Bassanio Antonio Love Likes
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    The Merchant of Venice: The Relationship between Antonio and Bassanio Antonio, the protagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come up on a hypothesis that Antonio is gay and Bassanio is a bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. Bassanio isa male. Bassanio likes Antonio in a romantic way and also loves Portia, a female. Also, there is another pair who I am suspicious about. They are Salanio and Salerio. The reason is that they...
  • Antonio Shylock Agreement Portia
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    The Concepts of Peace and Justice in Shakespeares Merchant of Venice If you want peace, work for justice. Unknown In Shakespeares Merchant of Venice, Portia defense of Antonio is considered a wonderful, noble deed. She is not considered the villain (that distinction falls to Shylock), but her deed, which is considered right, proper, and good by her fellow Venetians, is actually more reflective of the naughty world than the brightly lit candle. Shylock is a man that has been mocked, spat at, and ...
  • Bless Me Ultima Catholic God
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    Talmud once said that, 'Men see in their dreams only that what is suggested by their own thought.' ; In Bless Me Ultima, the passage after Narciso's death is crucial in understanding that Antonio processes his conflicts in his dreams. This passage is key for the understanding that Antonio's dreams are his way of processing his conflict between the Catholic God and the Golden Carp. With the processing of Antonio's conflicts, Anaya uses extremely vivid imagery to help us understand the meaning of ...
  • Bless Me Ultima Antonio Gabriel Priest
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    Chapter 3 Summary When Antonio awakes, he ponders the fate of Lupito's soul and those of the men who killed him. His parents quarrel as they always do on Sunday mornings, as Gabriel's vaquero mindset is not favorable to priests. When Mar " ia scolds Antonio for not being properly formal when greeting Ultima, Ultima requests that she back off because the night was hard on all men. Mar " ia protests that he is still a baby. She thinks it is a sin for boys to become men. Many women in town are dres...
  • Bless Me Ultima Golden Carp
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    Antonio is Alienated I believe that in the novel Bless Me, Ultima Antonio is an alienated individual. He doesn't seem to act like any of the other kids his age and has been through so much more then they have. For example, Antonio is torn between making his mother happy and becoming a priest, or making his father happy and becoming a cowboy type figure. He also has experienced a lot of death in his life to people he cared deeply about. I believe that Antonio is alienated because he has the mind...
  • How The Characters In The Merc
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    People's rewards are determined based on their actions. The fact that Shylock is not merciful to Antonio and that he is hateful towards the Christians, has resulted in him losing his possessions. Bassanio not only helps Antonio, but is also wise and being wed to Portia is his reward. Antonio gives money to Bassanio and is willing to die for his friend and his reward is his life. The particular actions and decisions made by Shylock, Antonio and Bassanio causes them to reap the benefits or misfor...
  • The Bicycle Thief Bruno Antonio Father
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    The Bicycle thief - Antonio and Bruno relationship On one level, the film is about the economical crisis and the unemployment in Italy during the post-war period. It is a society where the poverty drives people to criminal offences. No one seems to care about others because everybody has their own problems. Not even the police are very helpful, when Antonio reports his stolen bike. The only sign of humanity is in the end when the man, from whom Antonio steels the bike, does not want to press ch...
  • Antonio's Dreams Bless Me Ultima
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    Dreams reflect Antonio's journey of maturity and the milestones he encounters. In Rudolf o Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, the protagonist, Antonio, is a little boy growing up, and, at times, is learning what it means to be 'grown up'. As the summer with Ultima, a curandera, unfolds, Antonio must make the trek of life and learn about himself and his future, in his own way. With the guidance of Ultima, Antonio can make good decisions from which he can learn, but in the end, the gumption to make and act...
  • Antonio Bassanio Love Portia
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    Antonio is never with a woman in the play and the only time he talks about love it is about his love for Bassanio. In Act IV, scene 1, Antonio says" Commend me to your honourable wife. Tell her the process of Antonio's end. Say how I lov'd you, speak me fair in death and when the tale is told, bid her be judge. Whether Bassanio had not once a love." Antonio loves Bassanio so deeply he is willing to die, and before that he is willing to "give" him to Portia, because Bassanio has no idea how deep ...
  • Friendships Wealth Antonio Shylock Differences
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    There are many characters in William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice. Two of these characters are Antonio, who is a Christian, and Shylock, who is a Jew. These two men are very much enemies. Clearly Antonio and Shylock will have many differences in their friendships, wealth, and morals. However the pair also have similarities in these same areas. In their friendships life Antonio and Shylock have differences and commonalities. Antonio has at least one very good friend in Venice. The reader...
  • Bless Me Ultima Golden Carp
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    Bless Me, Ultima In Rodolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned' (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women' (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not ...
  • Bless Me Ultima Worlds
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    Worlds of Existence Vividly described, throughout the novel Bless me Ultima by Rudolf o Anaya, are the worlds that influence the character Antonio in his life. The worlds contain elements of good and bad and help shape the Antonio s future. In relation to his life at home the worlds of the school, the bar, Rosies, the church, and the war going on in the world all have similarities or differences to how things are going on there. In the world of the school there are similarities, namely in the fa...