Justice or Injustice in Shakespearean Plays: Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure

Fatma Yalvaç, Şule Okuroğlu Özün

Abstract


This article discusses the concepts of “justice” and “injustice” in Shakespeare’s two plays: Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure. The application of laws and its effects on the social life are the basic themes of this study. Shakespeare concluded these plays so masterfully and open endedly that it is now reader’s responsibility to decide whether the court and society are “just” enough. This study tries to give some examples from both of the plays admitting that the concept of “justice” is hard to define. The conclusions will shed further light on the discussion about the justness of Shakespearean plays. 


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justice; injustice; law; judgement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2017.41.1.114
Data publikacji: 2017-07-04 09:02:34
Data złożenia artykułu: 2016-09-09 18:44:54


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