merchant of Venice “pound of flesh”

a pound of flesh to get back unpaid money at any cost (vengeful, bloodthirsty, inflexible behavior)
origin of a pound of flesh Merchant of Venice ‘Shakespeare Shylock to Portia
reason phrase given to Shylock from Portia to symbolize the amount to pay back an un-payed debt/loan
meaning in story You did not pay me back for a while. The debt you must pay is one pound of your flesh to be able to pay me back in whole
exact site (not lines) Act-IV, Scene-I of Shakespeare’s play, Merchant of Venice.
conversation Shylock:Most learned judge, a sentence! Come prepare!Portia:…This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;The words expressly are “a pound of flesh.”
context Antonio cannot pay back Shylock’s money and usurer demands his flesh as a fine. Shylock could be demonic.
synonim Usury
archaic meaning of usury interest at unreasonably high rates
location (Act-IV, Scene-I, Lines 295-303)
theme The theme or central idea of this phrase is revenge, justice and mercy.
literary analysis This phrase is a figurative method of expressing a spiteful penalty or a harsh demand — the consequences of non-payment on a distressed bargain.