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Shylock :The Merchant of Venice

Shylock's character is set as an outsider from others in Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice by the mere fact that he is a Jewish person among many of the Christian faith. This fact alone sets him apart from others in addition to his practice of usury, a profession that is contrary to the Christian belief. His different style of living, dressing, and speaking also set him apart from other Venetians. His character is shown to be an outsider due to statements from the play such as when Bassanio asks Shylock to dine with Antonio and himself in lines 35-38 of Act I Scene III. Shylock answers with "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.aE...

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