The Greatest Love of All

The parallel to humanity’s redemption story in The Merchant of Venice is very similar; here is Antonio, a man who has it all: wealth, friends, a good life, and he is willing to put all of that on the line for his friend--a friend who owes him a debt already. The terms are unfair, for why should Antonio be the one whose flesh is removed if Bassanio is the one who owes the money?

To Fear, or Not to Fear?

If death is sleep, Hamlet muses, then there will doubtlessly be dreams in that sleep. And if we have nightmares here, what is to stop death-dreams from being one everlasting horror that causes a cold sweat to break out on our cold brow and our lifeless heart to pound in terror for all eternity??