On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 7:13:49 PM UTC-5, Kevin Barry wrote: > So my philosophy professor gives a week long series of lectures on John Locke to drill all of us students on the goodness of greed... and after all that... would anyone have the temerity to say to him, 'but isn't greed a bad thing in spite of what John Locke has to say?' but it turns out that John Locke has another dimension that my philosophy teacher refuses to brief the students on. My philosophy teacher is not objective... but is he being deliberately not objective? Maybe my philosophy teacher has some intractable resentment issues he wishes not to convey to the student body is the real point of John Locke after all. What is the point of The Merchant of Venice? Well, first let me point out that in my subjective opinion. 'The Merchant of Venice' is much scarier than 'The Devil'. Maybe the point of 'The Merchant of Venice' is to one up 'The Devil' in terms of scariness... and then the point of drama, in general, is to one up 'The Merchant of Venice'... and we're still waiting for the one-uping of 'The Merchant of Venice' from you, drama... What is taking so long? OH, COME ON!!! IT CAN'T BE THAT SERIOUS!!! Drama says it can't one-up 'The Merchant of Venice' because it really scares John Locke that much and we all have to show consideration and sensitivity for John Locke's feelings.
Kevin , do not take the lunatics that teach you too seriously . John Lock wrote about the "natural rights of Man" , and " Merchants of venice was about the greed of the Jews. There is no connection , Perhaps the Teacher is Jewish , and he feels the guilt