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Shylock's fate is set throughout the play. It first begins the moment he responds to Antonio's request for a loan. He asks for an extreme repayment of nine times the value of the loan, but did not stop there. He also asks for a pound of flesh if the amount was not paid in full. This alone would be considered by most to be cruel and unlaw
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- Antonio in the same act and scene when he states, "You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, and spet upon my Jewish gaberdine, and all for use of that which is mine own" ...
- Antonio intervenes on his behalf with the request that Shylock be spared but fined as he states, "So please my lord the Duke and all the court to quit the fine for one half of his goods, I am content; so he will let me have the other half in use, to render upon his death unto the gentleman that lately stole his daughter" ...
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Antonio, Shylock, Shakespeare, Portia, Bassanio,
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