View Full Version : anti-Semitism?

03-19-2007, 02:16 PM
I'm writing an essay on The Merchant of Venice and anti-Semitism.
what are your thoughts, does the play endorse anti-Semitism or critique it?
My opinion varies all the time. In some ways I think the way Shylock is portrayed makes the play anti-Semitic. However, The Merchant of Venice surely makes us reflect upon anti-Semitism and why it is bad... so I'm unsure
Any insights would be helpful. thanks