Sheakspear – The Merchant Of Venice

Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take
his flesh: what’s that good for?
To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,
it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and
hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my
bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine
enemies; and what’s his reason? I am a Jew. Hath
not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison
us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not
revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will
resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian,
what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian
wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by
Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you
teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I
will better the instruction.

4 responses to “Sheakspear – The Merchant Of Venice

  1. No, I don’t think America’s sovereignty will last anywhere near as long as Rome’s. When America falls, she will fall fast and hard, just as she does everything else.
    16? Hmmmmmm….

  2. The Basquiat paintings in your photo album are wonderful!  Some years ago, (7?  8?) a movie came out about Basquiat titled "Basquiat."  David Bowie played Andy Warhol.  I don’t remember the name of the young man who was Jean Basquiat, but I think he was nominated for some sort of acting award.

  3. Perhaps we hold two different viewpoints. No, they did not follow the original Phoenix Saga. The thing is, we all know the Phoenix Saga story by heart. If they’d followed the original, it would have been boring. The new Star Wars movies are boring, for example, because we all know how things turn out.
    But, like I said, that’s my opinion.

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