Shylock’s abusive treatment towards his daughter Jessica shows his villainous side. Jessica was desperate to leave her cruel Jewish father so to get away she stole some of her father’s money and eloped with Lorenzo, a Christian. “Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil, Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.” Jessica Act 2 Scene 3 Jessica states that her house is hell and the only small source of happiness in their home comes from their servant Lancelet. Many times throughout the play Shylock was continuously shown grieving for his precious ducats. “A sealèd bag, two sealèd bags of ducats, Of double ducats, stol'n from me by my daughter!
Throughout the novel the role Shylock plays can be seen as cruel and bitter. Shylock as anything other than a devious, bloodthirsty and heartless villain in the majority of the play. There are a few points in the story where he can be viewed as victimized, as most Jews were at that time, but Shakespeare has purposely portrayed Shylock as a stereotypical Jew, greedy, and obsessed with money. Shylock has been written to be very inflated and exaggerated. Even when Shylock makes his first appearance in the play, his first words are “Three thousand ducats” .
In the beginning of the play a conversation is heard between Roderigo and Iago. Roderigo is frustrated because he has been giving money to Iago in hopes that Desdemona will love him, however, he learns of Desdemona’s marriage with Othello. At the start of the play, Iago convinces Roderigo to break up Othello’s marriage by stirring Desdemona’s family against the Moor. At the end of Act one, Iago has his first soliloquy and says “Thus do I ever make my fool my purse/ for I mine own gained knowledge should profane / If I would time expend with such a snipe/ But for my sport and profit” (I, iii, 372-375). He reveals his plan of cheating Roderigo out of his money and giving him unfilled promises.
Tahjzhane Period 2/9HP 16 November 2011 In “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas, Edmond Dantès has great success, but he soon falls from grace. Edmond’s downfall was caused by Danglars’ and Fernand’s jealousy and the poor political system. At the age of nineteen, Edmond was the captain of The Pharaon and had a beautiful fiancée named Mercedes. Naturally, many young men during that time would be envious of Edmond. Edmond’s downfall was caused by many events, and, in the end, they made him have a great fall.
Pip also begins to spend too much money and goes into debt even with his secret benefactor giving him money. Once Pip discovers who his benefactor truly is all his dreams are shattered. He cannot believe a criminal had been supplying him with money all this time. Stage two ends with Pip being broken and destroyed with all the problems he faces. In the third stage Pip tries to repair all his relationships with people he mistreated and loved.
Petruchio, a wealthy and unmarried gentlemen from Verona, wishes a wife. Katherina is incredibly ill tempered and somewhat childish, however her large dowry is an irresistible temptation to Petruchio and he marries her against her vicious protests; however, due to her unfavourable temperament, he soon finds everything about her displeasing(?) and begins to ‘tame the shrew’. This taming is unconventionally achieved by (and so adequately described as) "kill[ing] a wife with kindness" (4, 1, 174). “I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet.
The most prominent tension is presented between the older and younger generations. There is tension between Mr Birling and Eric throughout the play but their relationship is shown best in an exchange after Mr Birling discovers Eric is a thief, a drunkard and responsible for fathering Eva’s child ‘You damned fool – why didn’t you come to me when you found yourself in this mess’. Eric’s reply that his father was not ‘the kind of chap a man could turn to when he’s in trouble’ indicates that there is some connection missing between them, which has been harmed by tension. Mr Birling is portrayed as a neglectful and unapproachable father who would have used his position to prevent a family scandal rather than show sympathy for his son who is clearly unhappy with no direction in life. His treatment of Eric has led to Eric’s downfall so that ironically his earlier words that a man has to look after himself and his own seem hollow.
Here, Cyrano comes off as untouchable, he feels as if he doesn’t have to worry about anybody daring to challenge him. His tone is evidently extremely cocky and pugnacious, he dares somebody to duel him; he yearns for the feeling of appraise when he wins. Then when Cyrano is asked what the master of the theatre should do about refunding his funds, he simply and impulsively throws away his months savings, BELLEROSE. What about the money that will have to be refunded? CYRANO.
(2.8.15-16). Jessica not only eloped but she stole money from her father and his most valued ring from Leah ( his dead wife), this caused Shylock to experience financial difficultes. Shylock refering to Jessica as his, "Own flesh and blood" shows the great amount of emotional pain he is suffering (3.1.28). Jessicas elopement caused Shylock a great amount of emotinal and financial difficulte which makes him a victim of emotional abuse. Throughout the whole play Shylock is not treated equally because of his religous beliefs (Jewish).
In the first Act money is used as something that helps friendship. Antonio uses his wealth to help his friend Bassanio. However money becomes a much more negative theme later in the play. It is the reason Antonio enters the bond with Shylock and almost loses a pound of flesh(and therefore his life). Money is also a factor in Shylock’s lust for revenge.