Course: The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare)

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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice tells the story of an unfortunate Venetian who in need of money, borrows from a wealthy Jew.  The Venetian is confident he can easily pay it back, and agrees to the frightening contract stipulation which states that, if it is not paid back on time, the Jew can take "a pound of his flesh".   All turns out well in the end, but not before many adventures, twists, and the fright that the penalty will actually have to be paid.

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Textbook: Annotated “Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare - For Catholic High School Students


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Christ the King Books

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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. Slightly adapted for high school students. Recommended for grades 10-12.

In all the works of Shakespeare that Christ the King Books publishes, the student is aided by annotations, examples, and illustrations as aids to understanding.

ISBN: 9781637941171

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Exercise Manual: Annotated “Merchant of Venice” - STUDENT EXERCISES


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