If I were quiet at the moment, I was conniving at their disorderly conduct; if (as was frequently the case) I happened to be exalting my voice to enforce order, I was using undue violence, and setting the girls a bad example by such ungentleness
of tone and language.
Shylock's exclamation, "These be the Christian husbands!" (4.1.303), reveals that, irrespective of his own obsessive malice, he aptly recognizes ungentleness
in others; consequently, he becomes a device for disclosing the inconstancy of all the play's characters and, by extension and implication, of all mankind.