Deception and Pride-- Bassanio, a Venetian nobleman, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy Portia, but he is short on funds. So he turns to his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant. Antonio agrees to help, but currently he is cash strapped as all of his ships are at sea. He agrees instead to guarantee a loan for Bassanio. Bassanio turns to Antonio's rival and enemy Shylock for the loan. I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano, - A stage, where every man must play a part; And mine a sad one.
The Handmaid's Tale by Atwood is so scary revealing because of its evident possibility in our own society. The treatment of women as incompetent, scandalous if not covered up, and only respected if they are fertile/with child, underlines current day thoughts and actions of some individuals today. All to real dystopia.