An occupation that is not respected
Cares as much for money as his daughter, 'oh my ducats, oh my daughter, oh my ducats'
'The party against the which he dth contrive shall seize one half his goods, the other half, comes to the privy coffer of the state, and the offender's life lies in the mercy of the duke only'
"I shall never see my gold again..."
Has money stolen by Jessica
"If every ducat in six thousand ducats were in six parts and every part a ducat I would not draw them."
"Thank god, thank god."
Persecuted in society
Hated for his wealth
Animosity with Christians, 'you call me misbeliever,cut throat dog,and spit upon my jewish gaberdine'
Forced to give up his religion, 'presently become a christian'
"Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that"
Complicit in the loss of his daughter, 'I have a daughter would any of the stock of barabbas had been her husband, rather than a christian, we trifle times: i pray thee pursue sentence.
"If I can catch him once upon the hip I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him"
"fair sir you spat on me Wednesday last"
For her safety?
To prevent her mixing with Christians, To protect her?, "nor thrust your head into the public street to gaze on Christian fools with varnished faces"
To prevent her mixing with men
'Nor thrust your head into the public street to gaze on christian fools with varnished faces'
Not allowed to enjoy her life
Leaves with a Christian and steals a lot of Shylock's money, Marries a Christian: "become a Christian and thy loving wife."
"I will have my bond"
"Fair sir you spat on me Wednesday last..."
"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die?"
"I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?"
"How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian."