Since Shylock relies on the "law", I would expect him to be morally superior to the Christians.
Originally Posted by Hawkman
Here is just one portrayal of Jesus as someone who does not obey the law either. The scorn for the Pharisees in Mark reminds me of the scorn for Shylock in the Merchant of Venice. In both cases, there is anticipation that the Pharisees will try to kill Jesus which matches the fear that Shylock will try to kill Antonio. (Mark 3:4-6 KJV):
And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.