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23 December, 00:17

In shakespeare's "the merchant of Venice"

What further complicated Jessica's proposed elopement

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  1. 23 December, 00:35
    The aspect that further complicated Jessica's elopement is that she also converted to Christianity.


    Jessica is Shylock's daughter in the Merchant of Venice and Shylock's family is Jewish. He is made to seem greedy and vengeful and Jessica's elopement in defiance of her father makes her seem more ignoble as she elopes for her love of Lorenzo and decides to convert to Christianity. This reflects the antisemitism that was popular during Elizabethan times in England. Also, Jessica steals money (ducats) from her father as she elopes and therefore counters his greed but also makes her father angry and he takes out his vengeance on Antonio (the Merchant of Venice) who owes him money.
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