International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Shakespeare’s Creative Writing: Biblical Allusion & Literary Imagination - Focusing on The Merchant of Venice
In-kyung Hwang

In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, we can see his creative process. He tried to persuade the Elizabethan Compromise to harmonize division of England being supported by Queen Elizabeth I. Even in Shakespeare’s day, the language of biblical allusion & literary imagination was beginning poetic drama. Analyzing the speeches of The Merchant of Venice, we assume that he created and imagined from the biblical text. Although the play is not Protestantism mentos, it is written expressions of the character who speaks to them. The theories of pragmatic in Christian allegory will help us to see through the discourse of the narrator, a form of the political liberation from Jesus’s birth. Shakespeare must create his comedy, The Merchant of Venice to harmonize the disruptive in political and religious. We cannot interpret literal meaning but presume the contexts.

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