Merchant of Venice

Why Does Shylock Hate Antonio?

In The Merchant of Venice, why does Shylock hate Antonio

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Shylock hates Antonio for a variety of reasons;

1) Antonio is a Christian.

"I hate him for he is a Christian...."

2) Antonio lends money without interest.

3) Antonio bullies him because he is a Jew.

"You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine."


The Merchant of Venice