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" 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... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 50
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 274 pages
...eyes?" speech, during which he makes even clearer his use of legal process to work revenge: And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? If we are like...it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. (3.1.61-68) Just in case we somehow miss the point, Shakespeare has Shylock repeat it before the start...
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The "Jew" in Cinema: From The Golem to Don't Touch My Holocaust

Omer Bartov, Visiting Raoul Wallenberg Professor Omer Bartov - Performing Arts - 2005 - 374 pages
...These are the lines most often quoted. Less often quoted is the final part of the soliloquy: "And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like...it shall go hard but I will better the instruction" (The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene 1). 25. Insdorf, Indelible Shadows, 285-86. 26. See http://www.paramountclassic...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...antitheses with the logical fulcrum 'If here, then there' tying the two parts still more closely together: If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you...sufferance be by Christian example? Why revenge. The equality having been established (and the structure has placed 'humility' with particular ironic force)...
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Shakespeare and Cognition: Aristotle's Legacy and Shakespearean Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 167 pages
...speech beginning "I am a Jew," however, are anything but the declarations they are most often taken for: I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands,...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 (58-73)....
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 405 pages
...presents his own drive for revenge as an attribute that he shares with his Venetian neighbors: "if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? - if we are like...sufferance be by Christian example? - why, revenge!" (3.1.60-62). He is a pariah, yes, but in a polis of pariahs, laying claim to a provisional universality...
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in diat. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility?...execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.17 At first glance, Kortner's impersonation of Shylock seems negative, in a rather provocative...
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Hermeneutics at the Crossroads

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, James K. A. Smith, Bruce Ellis Benson - Philosophy - 2006 - 264 pages
...laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if yon wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like yon in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew...sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. (The Merchant of Venice, 1. 1.47-68) These words have an ethical dimension because they are spoken by someone,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...hath disgraced me, and hinder'd me half a million; laught at my losses, mockt at my gains, scorn'd caps; which, your majesty SERVANT/JWI ANTONIO. SERVANT. Gentlemen, my master Antonio is at his house, and desires to speak with...
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Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & His Contemporaries: Rewriting ...

Michele Marrapodi - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 286 pages
...to 'sameness' which discloses, not shared identity, but hybridity: Hath not a Jew eyes'? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections,...it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. (3.1 .52-66) We have become deaf to certain of the nuances of this familiar speech. A context for some...
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Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

Evlyn Gould, George J. Sheridan, Jr. - History - 2007 - 253 pages
...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...it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. (3.1.50-69) While we must not sentimentalize this speech, we might well view Shylock's remark "Hath...
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