The Merchant of Venice

by

William Shakespeare

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The Merchant of Venice Symbols

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Stones, Rings, and Caskets

When Shylock raves about the "stones" that Jessica has stolen from him, part of the joke is that in the Renaissance "stones" was a slang word for the testicles. And indeed Shylock's only child's renouncing… (read full symbol analysis)