religious discrimination played a vital role in the play 'the merchant of venice'as a base discuss the idea in detail

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As a middle aged unskilled amateur Shaxberd fan, what I found most interesting when studying the play was, having just read a prose book by poet Robert Bly(1990), that the author had in mind the conclusion of THE ODYSSEY, that is, as we find it in  Fitzgerald's translation that I had read in high school.  One indication is mention of Scylla and Charybdis(MV3.5) which such editors as Bevington, Halio and Drakakis identify with the Homeric epic poem in their notes.  This is the scene which immediately precedes the court scene.