English – Merchant of Venice Quotes. Religion/Prejudice/Hate

Act 1 Scene 1 – Feminine Line I hate him for he is a Christian
Act 1 Scene 3 – Anaphora I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, and so following, I will not eat with you.
Act 1 Scene 3 – Personal Pronouns He hates our sacred nation
Act 1 Scene 3 – Religious An evil soul producing holy witness… The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
Act 1 Scene 3 – Sibilance You spit upon my Jewish gaberdine
Act 2 Scene 3 – Alliteration Our house is hell.
Act 2 Scene 3 – Anaphora/Religion Most beautiful pagan, most sweet Jew, if a Christian do not play the knave and get thee I am much deceived.
Act 2 Scene 3 – Exclamation/Short Sentence To be ashamed to be my father’s child!
Act 2 Scene 8 – Anaphora/Truncated Sentences My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter! Fled with a Christian! O my Christian Ducats! Justice!
Act 3 Scene 1 – Rhetorical Question If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
Act 3 Scene 1 – Rhetorical Question/Truncated Sentence If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why revenge!
Act 4 Scene 1 – Truncated Sentence/Alliteration So I can give no reason, nor will I not, more than a lodged hate and a certain loathing.
Act 4 Scene 1 – ‘c’ sound He presently become a Christian

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