The Two Worlds of Venice and Belmont Depicted in Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice

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The Two Worlds of Venice and Belmont Depicted in Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice In 'The Merchant of Venice,' Shakespeare explores two different yet similar worlds. The world of Venice and the world of Belmont. These two worlds have many differences and some similarities. For example, Venice is a completely different setting compared with Belmont. Also, the characters in Venice are different but also similar to the ones in Belmont. Furthermore, the society in Veniceis different compared with the society in Belmont. First of all Venice is an entirely different setting when compared with Belmont. Venice is a city which is located on the sea coast in the north of Italy. Its main streets are…show more content…
There is a prince (Bassanio) and princess (Portia) and they end up marrying each other. Also, Shylocks daughter, Jessica, runs away from him to marry a Christian man named Lorenzo which also shows us that the casket story is like a fairy story. Thirdly, the society of Venice is entirely different from the society of Belmont. This may be because Veniceis the centre of trading which means that the society is use to earning their money by starting a business in trading. It also is very busy and full of young merchants like Antonio. In contrast, the society in Belmont is very wealthy. However, unlike the society of Venice, the wealth is inherited. We can see this in Portia and the money she inherited from her father. Furthermore, the society of Belmont is relaxed and the people are probably peaceful. On the other hand, the society in Veniceis more cautious and less relaxed especially because of the fact that the Jews and Christians hate each other yet business wise they are both interdependent. We can understand this when Antonio has to borrow money from Shylock. Fourthly, because the societies of Venice and

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