Shakespeare – Module 5: The Merchant of Venice – 19 of 20 – Shylock pt 1
LO: in this session we will explore our first impressions of Shylock. We will look back at Act 1 and Act 2 to help us define an understanding of his character.
In the next session we will look more closely at Shylock’s famous speech in Act 3
Task 1: Work through the tasks on the powerpoint. Youwill need to watch some of the film and the link is in the ppt as well as at the end of the first task.
Task 2: Complete the vocabulary check below
Vocabulary check: what does the word disgraced mean?
what does the word hindered mean?
what does the word mocked mean?
what does the word scorned mean?
what does the word thwarted mean?
We will now look in detail at a part of Act 2 Scene 5 in which we learn about Shylock’s attitude towards his daughter, Jessica
Task 3: complete the tasks on the document below.
Task 4: Complete the quick quiz based on the above extract
When Shylock refers to Jessica as ‘my girl’ what does the use of my suggest about Shylock?
What does Shylock mean when he says he did dream of money bags?
What is an ‘imperative’ verb?
How is Shylock’s house made to sound miserable?
What is an aside?
What is the ‘patch’ Shylock is talking about.
What is dramatic irony?
You may it helpful to look at the site embedded in the link below to understand in more depth the extracts explored in this session.
Task 5: Look at the images on the document and answer the questions
Well done! You have now completed a character analysis of Shylock
Task 6: Write a response to the question, What do we learn about Shylock in the first two acts?
Remember to include detail from the text and refert o the literary techniques we have referred to in this session. In the next session we will look at Act 3 and the analysis of this will be added to the work you have done today to forma complete response about Shylock
Well done. This concludes part 1 of our study of Shylock’s character.