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Merchant of Venice : Language and Writing (Paperback) (Douglas M. Lanier)

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Shakespeare's engagement with anti-Semitic tradition is a notoriously disturbing feature ofThe Merchant of Venice – Douglas Lanier carefully shows how Shakespeare shuttles between language that emphasises irreconcilable differences, and language that emphasizes common humanity, and how you can productively analyse this language for yourself.The language of business–of monetary value, money-making, profit and loss, risk and reward–invades nearly all other issues and themes inThe Merchant of Venice, and can also be challenging to grasp. This guide shows how to unpick this linguistic nexus, so that you can understand how economic ways of speaking and thinking drive the characters' actions and emotions in ways they may not fully understand but that we come to see.

Each chapter's "Writing Matters" section gives your ideas and guidance for building your own critical response to the play, while the final chapter leads you through effective strategies for essay construction. Including an extensive list of print and online resources, this volume will equip you to articulate your views on The Merchant of Venice with greater insight and confidence.

Number of Pages: 192.0
Genre: Literary Criticism, Drama
Series Title: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Douglas M. Lanier
Language: English
Street Date: November 2, 2017
TCIN: 51654301
UPC: 9781472571489
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5625

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