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The Jew of Malta

In the prologue of The Jew of Malta, he says, "I count religion but a childish toy." Does he mean that religion is a...

This line comes form the Prologue, spoken by Machiavel, that is, the Florentine political philosopher Machiavelli, a symbol of unrestrained immorality in the Elizabethan period: I count religion...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2009 1:54 am UTC

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The Jew of Malta

How can I get a modern translation of The Jew of Malta? 

Interesting question! Technically, Christopher Marlowe wrote his play The Jew of Malta in what linguists consider Modern English. Without going into too much detail, Modern English as we know it...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019 11:13 pm UTC

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The Jew of Malta

Submit a brief summary on the Jew of Malta.

The play begins as Barabas, a Jewish merchant, waits for news of the safe return of his ships. When he has heard this good news, he then finds out that all Jews must give half of his wealth to...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2011 6:19 pm UTC

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The Jew of Malta

Are there any religious rituals in both The Jew of Malta and The White Devil? What is the overall significance of...

The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe and The White Devil by John Webster were written around the same time period by British playwrights who knew each other and worked for the royal court and...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 4:09 pm UTC

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The Jew of Malta

Can you compare and contrast The Jew of Malta and The White Devil in terms of religious hypocrisy?Could you please...

Both of these plays show an extreme form of cruelty and corruption, some of which is due to religious hypocrisy, and some of which is due merely to human nature in its worst guise. In The Jew of...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 6:11 pm UTC

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The Jew of Malta

Can someone offer a summary over the first part of The Jew of Malta?

Machevill opens the play by offering a story about a Jewish man that becomes rich by the words of Machiavelli who wrote The Prince. Machevill also notes that he is telling a tragic story about the...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

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