Bassanio, Nerissa, Portia, Gratiano
Bassanio arrives in Belmont to try his luck at the casket lottery. Bassanio chooses correctly. Portia gives him a ring and makes him swear never to give it away. Gratiano announces that he and Nerissa are also to marry. Bassanio explains about Antonio’s terrible luck. She gives Bassanio a fortune to return to Venice and save his friend.
“Pay him six thousand and deface the bond. Double six thousand, and treble that…”