Book Reviews of The Merchant of Venice: Modern English Version Side-By-Side With Full Original Text (Shakespeare Made Easy)

The Merchant of Venice: Modern English Version Side-By-Side With Full Original Text (Shakespeare Made Easy)
The Merchant of Venice Modern English Version Side-By-Side With Full Original Text - Shakespeare Made Easy
Author: Tessa Krailing, William Shakespeare
ISBN-13: 9780812035704
ISBN-10: 0812035704
Publication Date: 4/1/1985
Pages: 236
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Merchant of Venice: Modern English Version Side-By-Side With Full Original Text (Shakespeare Made Easy) on + 36 more book reviews
My daughter found this useful when she had to read this for summer reading. It has the full original text, but also it is in modern english to help the reader understand it.
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The Merchant of Venice is one of my favorites of Shakespeare's works for the simple reason that no one dies. It kind of ruined the story for me when they forced Shylock to become a "Christian," though. I also didn't like the way everyone treated the Jews; the characters were otherwise fine, upright people, but they thought of the Jews as worse than dogs! I liked the scenes with the choosing of the caskets; they were well written and interesting. Portia is clever and intelligent while still managing to pull off maidenly and submissive. All in all, it was an okay book, but I wouldn't recommend it except for school.