Merchant of Venice: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

Merchant of Venice: No Fear Shakespeare Deluxe Student Edition

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Shakespeare everyone can understand—now in new DELUXE editions!
Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, these popular guides make Shakespeare accessible to everyone. They introduce Shakespeare’s world, significant plot points, and the key players. And now they feature expanded literature guide sections that help students study smarter, along with links to bonus content on the website. A Q&A, guided analysis of significant literary devices, and review of the play give students all the tools necessary for understanding, discussing, and writing about Merchant of Venice.
The expanded content includes:  
Five Key Questions: Five frequently asked questions about major moments and characters in the play.
What Does the Ending Mean?: Is the ending sad, celebratory, ironic . . . or ambivalent?
Plot Analysis: What is the play about? How is the story told, and what are the main themes? Why do the characters behave as they do?
Study Questions: Questions that guide students as they study for a test or write a paper.
Quotes by Theme: Quotes organized by Shakespeare’s main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate.
Quotes by Character: Quotes organized by the play’s main characters, along with interpretations of their meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411479685
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Series: No Fear Shakespeare Series , #5
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 325,498
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I Literature Guide

1 Context 3

2 Plot Overview 7

3 In-Depth Review of Characters 11

4 Analysis of Major Characters 15

Part II The Play

5 The Merchant of Venice 21

Part III Study Guide

6 Thematic Questions 259

7 Key Questions and Answers 263

8 Themes, Motifs, and Symbols 267

9 Quotes and Analysis by Theme 275

10 Quotes and Analysis by Character 281

11 What Does the Ending Mean? 289

12 How to Write Literary Analysis 291

Glossary of Literary Terms 310

A Note on Plagiarism 312

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