In Act One, scene three, of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, what is ironic about Shylock's idea of feeding his grudge toward Antonio... and then greeting Antonio by saying that he was the last man in their mouths?

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In Act One, scene three, of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, anger runs deep in Shylock's heart as he plots his revenge against Antonio.

Earlier on in the scene, Shylock airs his disgust with Christians. He insists:

“I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.”

Then Shylock says that if he can just get the best of Antonio once, he:

...will feed

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