The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
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Discuss prejudice in The Merchant of Venice. What are some strong examples?

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Some people consider this an anti-Semitic play because Shlock, the Jewish money-lender, is not a very good guy. He asks for a pound of flesh in return for not repaying a debt. Many of the characters say derogatory things about Shylock, as we often fo about people we owe!
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