Love vs money
Today, human being are able to count money, go to work, have sex, have children and be online, living life through publicity on social networks. But love. What happened to love? Is anyone in love anymore? Is it really true that fully functioning adults are completely incapable of loving? When did all this suddenly happen and why did it happen?
Even many years after Shakespeare wrote the masterpiece The Merchant of Venice (1605), it actually contain themes that still hold true today, that we are discussing, worrying and caring about.
Overall, the key theme in this book is love. Love is everywhere, love seems to appeal between the friend, family members and of course between the lovers.
In this book, there are many relationships, but not all of them involves the love between a man and a woman. These relationships that involves a man and a woman is of course relevant to today’s society. Readers would be able to draw parallels to the ones of today, when you look deeply into the relationships between a man and a woman. In the play, we meet Gratiano and Nerissa, Bassianio and Portia, and Jessica and Lorenzo who all got one thing in common, that their love involves a man and a woman. The concept with the three marriages that might not last until their deaths do them apart could for instance be a parallel to the number of divorces that are occurring today, which is relevant to today’s society.
The number of divorces in the United States are 73%, which is shocking. The main reason to the divorce could probably be that the moment people fall in love is the moment that they get the feeling of wanting to spend the rest of their lives together – even though, they have not known each other for a very long time – they are simply just getting in to marriage too fast.
In the play, Gratiano and Nerrissa got married within several hours, while Bassiano and Portia got married before they knew each other (we cannot blame Portia for getting in to a marriage...