Paula Marantz Cohen discusses the varying notions towards the character Shylock in The Merchant of Venice after almost three decades of teaching at Drexel University.

In an odd reversal, I, the Jewish teacher, now be­came the only person  in the classroom to argue that Shylock was still a villain, despite the  abuse he had suffered, and that his stubborn call for a pound of flesh  was the emblem of his villainy.

Shylock, My Students and Me

Paula Marantz Cohen discusses the varying notions towards the character Shylock in The Merchant of Venice after almost three decades of teaching at Drexel University.

In an odd reversal, I, the Jewish teacher, now be­came the only person in the classroom to argue that Shylock was still a villain, despite the abuse he had suffered, and that his stubborn call for a pound of flesh was the emblem of his villainy.

Shylock, My Students and Me

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