Many times in the play the merchant of venice shylock refers to the rights of foreigners in vemice .Is hee not a citizen of venice.If yes then why is he living there 

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 14th Nov, 2017, 06:55: PM

Expert Answer:

When Venetian merchants needed usurer capital to finance their business ventures, Jews flocked to Venice in large numbers. Shylock was one of them and thus, is a foreigner and not a citizen of Venice. He being a money-lender was treated as an outcast in the Christian dominated Venice. Inspite of that, Shylock was a successful entrepreneur who handled his business straightforward and charged high interest. Being the greedy person he is, he continued to stay in Venice for the momentary benefits. 

Answered by  | 15th Nov, 2017, 03:31: PM

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