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Essay heading: Merchant of Venice: Shylock, victim or villain?
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Issue: Shakespeare
Written by: Finlay Robbins
Date added: July 1, 2009
No of pages / words: 3 / 684
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Jessica, Shylock's daughter, knows Shylock would be furious if she married Lorenzo, so she runs away, without even telling him. “Farewell and if my fortune be not crossed, I have a father, you a daughter lost.” (Act II Scene V). Before Jessica runs away with Lorenzo, she steals from her father. “I will make fast the doors and guild myself with some more ducats...
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Before Jessica runs away with Lorenzo, she steals from her father. “I will make fast the doors and guild myself with some more ducats.” (Act II Scene VI). Shylock is now without a daughter and he has lost a great amount of his money. Shylock's relationship with Jessica seems doomed. Again, this makes the reader feel sympathy for Shylock...
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