Merchant of Venice Act 2, Scene 3
The scene opens in Venice, a room in Shylock's house. Jessica, Shylock's daughter, is talking to Launcelot. She is unhappy that he's leaving. Shylock's house isn't a good place to live, and Launcelot made it interesting, at least. She asks Launcelot to secretly deliver a letter to Lorenzo. Launcelot assures her that she's the most wonderful Jew he's ever met.. Launcelot leaves, and Jessica delivers a short speech to the audience. She is in love with Lorenzo, and ashamed of herself, because the fact that she is a Jew keeps her from being allowed to marry Lorenzo. But if he's willing, she'll convert to Christianity so that they can wed.