Omar Shamali

Book Review: The Merchant of Venice

Author: Omar Shamali
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A golden play, my favorite. Important note: I am Semitic, so do not dare to call me antisemitic. It reflects the hate of some Jewish people against Christians. It also reflects the true feelings of the British and European nations towards some of the Jewish people who took advantage of the christian financial needs. Hey, maybe this book tells you one of the reasons why the British gave the Jews the promise of the land of Palestine! Two birds in one stone? PS: dear Zionists, please be cool, its just a book :)

About the book

Book cover of The Merchant of Venice
Book cover of The Merchant of Venice
Book Title The Merchant of Venice
Book Author William Shakespeare
Published 1598
Format Paperback
Pages 247
Average Ratings by Others 3.78
ISBN 9780743477567
Description In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible--and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).
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