Following our lesson today on themes in the play, please complete and develop the following, explaining what you think the most important theme is in the play: ‘Above all, The Merchant of Venice is a play about (a theme)…’
You may consider one of the following themes or pick one I may have left out but which you think is the most important.
An independent enquirer working at:
- Grade C will make a plausible choice and give developed reasons for their choice.
- Grade B will explain the theme’s importance to the play, making references to some of the following: plot development; characterisation; an expression of the writer’s ideas; impact on the audience.
- Grade A will make connections between character, plot and writer’s perspective when discussing themes in the play.