The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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How can the Duke force Shylock to give all his property to his daughter and his son-in-law? Does the law of Venice allow duke to take that decision?

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Shylock is trapped within the legal system and various laws which put him in a bind. At one moment, he is ready to extract his pound of flesh, the next it is his life which is hanging in the balance. First...

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