This is one of the most poignant soliloquies in world literature, wrote by William Shakespeare in his (anti-semite? or just criticizing the global economy, in fact, launched by the Venitian Empire, that conquered the British Islands, and re…newed itself through the British Empire?…History will clarify, but it seems that Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare were well aware of the drama that now unfolds in front of us…), in “The Merchant of Venice”:
“Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.” (Act III, scene I)
Merchant of Venice
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