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The Word of the Lord to Shylock

Biblical Forms in the Translations of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to Hebrew

Atar Hadari

the play, what may be termed Shylock’s self-justification. The two words are ‘revenge’ and ‘villainy’. … If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why

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A Structure of Antipathy

Constructing the Villain in Narrative Film

Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen

laudable. The article builds a “structure of antipathy,” an analytical framework that breaks filmic villainy into guilty intentionality, consequential action, and causal responsibility. Villains intend and desire bad outcomes (intentionality), bring about

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Happiness Against All Odds

Incestuous Desires in John Ford's ’Tis Pity She's a Whore

Christoph Ehland

this. As there are no other points of moral orientation in the claustrophobic world of Ford's play, the question is implicitly asked who could provide Giovanni with guidance in his confused emotional state? Vasques's snide remark, ‘Yet the villainy of

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David Hawkes

the word ‘fair’ came to mean ‘beautiful’ as well as ‘equal’. When in George Chapman’s Bussy D’Ambois , Charlotte is asked, ‘Shall we revenge a villainy with a villainy?’ she replies with the typical voice of the age: ‘It’s not equal?’ It is this

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Shylock in the Cinema

Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice

Maria-Clara Versiani Galery

an anti-semitic [sic] film. But he has two problems. The first is the play. The second is the medium’. According to Freedland, the problem with Merchant is Shylock’s portrayal as a character whose ‘villainy’ is ‘overtly rooted in Jewishness’. The

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Thomas Luk

comedy’, to use J.L. Styan’s term, 10 and as such the play becomes more problematic, because Shakespeare seems to have portrayed Shylock as an arch-villain. 11 As if to accentuate the character’s villainy, Shakespeare resorted to contrasts between

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‘Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?’

Alterity, Sameness and Irony in Venice

Anna Carleton Forrester

, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction’ (3.1.61–66). Indeed, while the

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A New Kind of Monster, Cowboy, and Crusader?

Gender Hegemony and Flows of Masculinities in Pixar Animated Films

Elizabeth Al-Jbouri and Shauna Pomerantz

villainy and hegemonic masculinities, this link is partially refuted when other Disney villains of the time are taken into consideration. In earlier Disney animated films, the hegemonic man is positioned as the hero relative to a villainous woman (e

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Wrestling with Shylock

Contemporary British Jewish Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Jeanette R. Malkin and Eckart Voigts

the armed takeover and directly before the shooting, is Shylock’s ‘Hath not a Jew eyes?’ monologue, a speech whose moral is revenge . Standing before the court with his armed comrades, Shylock ends with the words: ‘The villainy you have taught me I

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Jesús Tronch

-oriented Republic. 7 Masip described Marañón’s letter as una bellaqueía (an act of villainy) and reproached him for his ambiguous attitude. In another article, Masip explained how he developed from an initial fear of social revolution to glad acceptance of it