Essays Tagged: "Antonio"

The Alternative Sexual Directions in the Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice Essay: The Relationship between Antonio and BassanioAntonio, the protagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. ... tagonist of the story, is extremely good friends with Bassanio. I have come up on a hypothesis that Antonio is gay and Bassanio is a bisexual. Antonio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio ... nio seems to like Bassanio in a romantic way. Antonio is a male. Bassanio is a male. Bassanio likes Antonio in a romantic way and also loves Portia, a female.Also, there is another pair who I am suspi ...

(1 pages) 46 0 4.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Analysis of Shylock In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

harges high interest rates and whenhe is not repaid he insists on revenge. In the play Shylockloans Antonio money, and out of jest he suggests that shouldthe loan not be repaid in time Shylock may cut ... st he suggests that shouldthe loan not be repaid in time Shylock may cut off one poundof flesh from Antonio's body. Soon after Shylock's daughterruns away from home with Lorenzo, a Christian, and take ...

(1 pages) 60 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Bless me, Ultima. Anaya, R.

in the Second Annual Premio Quinto Sol Literary Award in 1971.The main characters of the novel are Antonio, his father, mother, two sisters, three brothers, Tenorio and his three daughters, and Ultim ... s, three brothers, Tenorio and his three daughters, and Ultima. The argument presents how a child, (Antonio), matures in one year, thanks to the different episodes that he goes through. Antonio, a sev ...

(13 pages) 163 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya

desired: revenge on Ultima. His hate was so great for Ultima that he cursed her when he confronted Antonio, the boy who loved Ultima.May coyotes disturb her grave--the grave I will send her to...My d ... do good by curing the sick: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Nearing her death Ultima said to Antonio, "My work was to do good...I was to heal the sick and show them the path of goodness. But I ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

1.The Merchant of Venice as a Tragicomedy. 2. The justification of Shylock's actions in 'The Merchant of Venice'. 3.The contrast between Belmont and Venice in 'The Merchant of Venice'

the tone for comic expectation by establishing upward rhythm of comedy in each of its three scenes. Antonio and Portia's melancholy are shortly alleviated by appropriate distractions & hope. Bassanio ... a's melancholy are shortly alleviated by appropriate distractions & hope. Bassanio hopes to thrive, Antonio tries to help his friend, Portia will not have to worry about being chosen by the suitors sh ...

(9 pages) 148 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discussing the tensions and oppositions in the play, 'Merchant of Vencie' by William Shakespeare

any themes. The main theme within the play is the rivalry between Shylock, a Jewish loan shark, and Antonio, a Venetian merchant. Other themes that are present in the play are the mutual hatred shared ... red between the Christian and the Jews of Venice this hatred is further highlighted by Shylocks and Antonio and the fight for their, with Shylock showing no mercy towards the Christians. The theme of ...

(7 pages) 25 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How can Shakespeare's view on Judaism and Christianity be represented through the characters in Act 1 Scene 3, Act 3 Scene 1 and Act 4 Scene 1 of 'The Merchant of Venice'

e Capital city of Venice in Italy. Two characters dominate the main issues of this play Shylock and Antonio, at first we are introduced to the protagonist Shylock. Shylock is a Jew his character is st ... llers. Which form the barriers between the Jews and Christians in the play. The second character is Antonio who is a Christian and is not seen as a victim of anti-semitism like Shylock but when contra ...

(10 pages) 65 3 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bassiano's Reversal of Religious Roles in "The Merchant of Venice"

eceive you and your wealth." Shakespeare clearly communicates that the sole reason Bassanio goes to Antonio in the beginning of the play is because Bassanio is in debt. He asks Antonio for a loan so h ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

An analysis of Portia's speech with regards to the essential differences between mercy and justice in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

thers. For example, the Duke asks Shylock to "forgive a moiety of the principal", sympathising with Antonio as he has lost money in his wrecked investments.Justice is strict and condemning, as the pla ... mphasizes how justice is strictly based on laws, as he has nothing to fear despite plotting against Antonio's life as the law says he is entitled to.Justice is one-sided, and that it clearly defines a ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss Bazin's idea that 'realism in art can only be achieved through artifice'. What are the implications for film of his approach? Make reference to films in your answers.

se of camera in this film.Wagstaff has analyzes several shots. Shot one is the scene when Maria and Antonio are going up stair and Antonio was gesturing aggressively because of the bicycle. Shot two s ... (Maria, in fact), and the background is softly out of focus. Shot three is a shot of 'us' (in fact Antonio and Maria), and we are in the position of the clerk. From my point of view, the first shot i ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Book Cover Assessment for Shakespeare's Plays - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Merchant of Venice"

In "Merchant of Venice", the problem towards Antonio occurs due to bad weather at the sea which eventually causes his ships to be delayed which a ... be delayed which allowed him to exceed the limit of three months to pay his debts back to Shylock. Antonio, whose money and other properties are in different ships as a trader, has to give a pound of ... setting of the play is well represented. For instance, the boats correspond to the ships that carry Antonio's merchandise overseas to other cities. Also, the white hall symbolizes the court where the ...

(2 pages) 10 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Conflicts in "Merchant of Venice"

ty.Most frequently throughout the play, even the most noble members of Venetian society, especially Antonio, refer to Shylock in only derogatory terms such as "cur", "devil" and "dog"(I, iii) which ar ... ney is accumulated by charging interest, something that competing lenders such as the rich merchant.Antonio can afford not to resort to- having the more dominant source of income in his fleets. Becaus ...

(4 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The bicycle Thief

ss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a billposter whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by ... a billposter whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son, Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself.Throu ...

(6 pages) 20 0 4.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bless Me Ultima

ys. All these dreams have a significance to them that will be described in the following paragraphs.Antonio's first dream, Tony sees his own birth in Las Pasturas; Ultima is there as the midwife. The ... ms are really important. They always have a meaning, no dreams are pointless. This was the case for Antonio in Bless Me, Ultima.

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bless Me Ultima: The Theme Of Evil

ved to be evil herself.While Ultima was proven an evil witch traditionally, her negative affects on Antonio truly establish her as evil. Before Ultima came to live with Antonio's family, Antonio was a ... d content individual. However, after his ordeal with Ultima, he was far worse. For one, Ultima hurt Antonio's faith in God. Her way of thinking caused Antonio to doubt his faith in God and allowed him ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya Plot Summary: This story follows a short time in the life of Antonio Luna Marez and an old curandera, Ultima, that is staying with his family.Major Conflict and ... resolved when Tenorio kills Ultima's owl, and Ultima dies. The other two are inner conflicts within Antonio: one is whether he is a wandering Marez, or a farming Luna. This isn't really resolved, exce ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me, Ultima 1. Conflict between the Mexican farmers and the Cowboys.Antonio?s mother and father come from two very different backgrounds, which are seen in their last n ... hers name comes from the word moon. These are two conflicting forces in nature, just as they are in Antonio?s life. His mothers side wants him to become a priest and a farmer, while his fathers side w ... e choice must be made to settle down or wander the land looking for new places. At the age of seven Antonio is forced to confront these conflicting emotions and attempt to pick which strand within his ...

(2 pages) 853 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bless Me Ultima

tudy Questions Chapter Uno 1. Ultima is an elderly curandera, a folk healer, who comes to live with Antonio when he is six years old.2. Ultima has the skill to heal others and has the power of the anc ... ement." "Time stood stillm and it shared with me all that had been, and all that was to come..." 5. Antonio dreams about his birth and foreshadows Ultima as the guide for Antonio reconciling his herit ...

(3 pages) 8 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Charaterization of Shylock

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is centered on Antonio, a wealthy Venetian merchant. Although he is wealthy, his money is invested abroad. So, when ... y, his money is invested abroad. So, when Bassanio, a close friend of his, comes asking for a loan, Antonio has to ask him to borrow from someone else under his guarantee. Bassanio asks Shylock, a Jew ... ne else under his guarantee. Bassanio asks Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, for the loan. Shylock and Antonio seem to have a mutual loathing for each other and so, this loan is an important part in the ...

(8 pages) 1700 1 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Commentary on Passage from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: Act 3, Scene 2, lines 73-107

of the plot: should Bassanio choose the proper casket, he will marry Portia, hence needing neither Antonio’s wealth nor any form of companionship from him. The passage does not focus on love its ... io’s soliloquy. It ties up the comedy’s romantic plotline, now allowing for the matter on Antonio’s debt to be dealt with. The lesson on morality told through the extract can clearly be ...

(5 pages) 2490 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare