This article scrutinizes the famous plays—Jews of Malta and The Merchant of Venice—to provide insights into anti-Semitism. The researcher applies the analytical method to analyze the anti-Semitic features figured out in the works understudy. The present study is divided into two main parts. The first part tackles the Jews, Judaism, and the stereotypes of Jews from anti-Semitic perspective. Whereas the second part examines the social and basic inconsistencies of capitalism which the Christians deny meeting. Moreover, the researchers investigate the arranging efficiency of the commonalities between homosexuality, anti-Semitism, moral bigotry and enthusiastic tracks of the character. The article concludes that Jews in general detest anti-Semitism and that the Jewish traditions and conventions have been accused of being anti-Judaic. It also concludes that the art of characterization used by both playwrights shows that the themes of love and hatred should be neglected, and that Jews and Christians should coexist and lead a harmonious life.
Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Torment, Humankind, Christian, Capitalism.
Cite as: Alqudah, M. K. & Rashid, R. A. (2019). Anti-semitism as a torment on humankind. Trends in Social Sciences, 1(3), 7-15