Although Shylock only appears in five scenes, he dominates the Merchant of Venice. In fact, many critics say that although Shylock was was first intended to be a stock cominc caracter, he "outgrew"...

Although Shylock only appears in five scenes, he dominates the Merchant of Venice. In fact, many critics say that although Shylock was was first intended to be a stock cominc caracter, he "outgrew" Shakespeare's play. 

To what extent is this true?

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The Merchant of Venice

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