The Merchant of Venice PR

The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare is a tragedy. The play makes me ask questions on friendship. Between money and love, does love come first? And, can you have mercy without justice? Throughout the play I embark new ideas and sides on how Shylock wanted to extract a pound of flesh from Antonio because of him not paying the loan. Without mercy Shylock demands a pound of flesh without second thoughts.

The Theme of Mercy vs. Justice is shown clearly in this play I liked how
Shylock who is asked to give mercy is demanding for justice. When it comes to
law everyone one must obey these rules written in law books and accepted by
the rulers of the country which Antonio had to do and obey Laws are written to
protect those weak people from harm or unfairness. Justice is the quality of
being just and fair and rightful mercy seems to present itself as a weak idea as

the quality of kindness or help help given to people who are in a very bad situation orless fortunate .Mercy is a gift of forgiveness or compassion not given easily . I shows how important it is to be just and fair and also merciful so that you don’t get stuck in the situation of demanding pity and mercy.


You always have to be fair and merciful so that when you ask for them you find them .One of thequotes I Liked is (Said by Portia):” The quality of mercy is not strain’d Itdroppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. Upon the place beneath: it is twiceblest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:’Tis mightiest in the mightiest:it becomes. The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows theforce of temporal power,The attribute to awe and majesty,Wherein doth sit thedread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway;It is enthroned in

The hearts of kings,It is an attribute to God himself;And earthly power doth then
show likest God’sWhen mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, though justice be
thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see
salvation: we do pray for mercy; And that same prayer doth teach us all to
render The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much To mitigate the justice of thy
plea;Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice Must needs give sentence
‘gainst the merchant there.