Merchant of Venice


who is the real hero of the play

is shylock the hero or antonio?

can shylock be called the hero?

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I don't think there is a "hero" in the play. Although considered a comedy, there are tragic elements to it. Antonio can be seen as heroic but there is a sadness and desperation about him that makes us think he is merely a victim of his unrequited love for Bassanio. Shylock is cast as a villain in the play. Certainly Shakespeare wants the reader/audience to find sympathies within the character of Shylock as well.

sir can bassanio be called as the hero of the play?


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