Solanio and Salarino rejoice that Shylock has lost his daughter but worry because another of Antonio’s ships has sunk.
Shylock rails against the Christians for the prejudiced view of the Jews and swears he will have his bond.
Bassanio travels to Belmont and wins Portia’s hand in marriage. However, in the celebration, he receives a letter from Antonio saying that he cannot afford to pay the debt to Shylock and will surely die.
Portia tells Bassanio to take her money and go to pay Shylock and save his friend’s life.