Premium Content Father-Daughter Relationships in The Merchant of Venice
By Matt Abrams - June 25, 2002
Despite the lack of a strong paternal figure in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, two separate father-daughter relationships play an integral role in the central plot of the play. The strained relationship of Venetian moneylender Shylock and his daughter Jessica, as well as the nonexistent association between Portia and her deceased father…
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