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Anti-Semitism In The Merchant Of Venice

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It is my strong belief that the play, "The Merchant of Venice", should
be taught in classes. If this play was banned from schools it would most
certainly be a form of censorship. While minors rights are somewhat limited
when it comes to this right, I think that even Minors should not be
censored from this writing.
The play teaches us about prejudice, and why it is wrong. People would
see how everyone was hurt at one time or another by a prejudice, whether it
was the Christians making fun of Shylock or Shylock showing his prejudice
to the Christian's. I imagine that anyone watching, listening or reading
this play would see how everyone was hurt, and would learn of racism's
faulty basis's for judging someone.
Some people would have you think that the play itself is racist, and
provides a forum in which racism can grow and become only a bigger problem.
I think that this is a flawed way of looking at it. I see the play as a
confrontation of a modern day problem which society still faces. Rather
than providing a forum for racism to grow, the play provides a forum for
anti-racism discussion, if all proper steps are taken. When I say if all
proper steps are taken, I am referring to having this play taught by a
teacher, who ...

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