The Scornful Lady presents prodigality and exploitation as two sides of the same coin, implicitly paralleling Young Loveless's desire to drink away his brother's estate with the 'supp[ing]' of the 'thirsty' usurer
that devoured his own lands.
On the part of the montes, this interest was charged simply to offset operational and administrative expenses; on the part of the poor, the interest was significantly smaller than what they would have been charged if they had taken out a loan with a usurer
In this way Cervantes literalizes in the character of Carrizales the metaphor of the sterility of money and the unnaturalness of usury, and it is therefore unsurprising, on a thematic level, that Carrizales dies without any heirs: he is a usurer
and thus sterile.
However, as discernible in his The Fifth Decad of Cantos, in the 1930s, the usurers
he condemns are usually Jewish, and his language is vitiated by virulent anti-Semitism.
In the play, Antonio's attack on Shylock the usurer
is flawed on two counts: 1) usury was a legal commercial practice useful in sustaining the Venetian economy, and 2) Shylock lends money to Bassanio and Antonio free of interest, i.
Viewers of Biograph Shorts can compare inversions of greed in The Usurer
(1910) (2) and The Miser's Heart (1911).
His friend Bassanio undertakes to try and arrange a loan from the hated Jew usurer
Just as Scott inverted the image of the sordid Jew usurer
, he also, with Isaac of York, inverted that of the Jew as buffoon.
Noir suspects the diamond is held at the Rochefort's estate, and disguising himself as an Arabian usurer
, strikes a deal with Florian's mother.
However, like the speaker in "Persona," she speaks as one member of a collectivity, which in "Black Woman" spans a hundred years and includes the revolutionary who "came down from the Sierra / to put an end to capital and usurer
/ to generals and to bourgeois.
ALONG WITH THE CHRIST-KILLER image was the stereotype of the Jew as bloodsucking usurer
(Onzeneiro) is similarly confident that his wealth will enable him to buy a place in the Angel's boat: