Chat to Tubal
As a fellow Jew and a close friend of Shylock, I provide a rare source of companionship and understanding for him in a city where we are outsiders. I deliver the news of Jessica’s elopement and the loss of Shylock’s ducats, heightening his fury and resolve to claim Antonio’s bond. My loyalty to Shylock contrasts with the disloyalty he experiences from others in his life. Despite my limited appearances, I am an essential character, serving as a sounding board for Shylock’s grievances and a reminder of the deep-seated prejudice we endure in Venice. I represent the consequences of cultural division, underscoring the themes of isolation, loyalty, and alienation that permeate this play.