. In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is given the common stereotype at the time for being a greedy, heartless, and unfeeling jew. Several of the characters throughout the play portray racist remarks towards Shylock, as they find him a cruel and revolting jew. "You call me misbeliever, cut throat dog, and spit upon my Jewish gaberdine."(1.3.109-110) As Shylock is calculating the interest on Bassanio's loan, he remembers the revolving remarks made my Antonio such as being called a "dog"which drives him to offer Bassanio a loan without no interest, but a pound of flesh instead.