The Merchant of Venice - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

Gratiano and Salarino are waiting for Lorenzo who is late. The men wonder at the situation, as often lovers enjoy the chase, but then the love wanes once the relationship is consummated. Lorenzo arrives, apologizing for being late. Lorenzo calls for Jessica, who arrives on the balcony dressed as a page. Jessica tosses down a box of treasures, and laments her having to dress as a boy in front of her love. Jessica is scared to be Lorenzo's torchbearer, as she worries what people would think of her. Jessica returns to the house to lock up the house. Gratiano tells Lorenzo that Jessica cannot be a Jew, for she is too nice. When Jessica returns, she, Lorenzo, and Salarino leave for the masquerade. Antonio arrives telling Gratiano that the winds are right and Bassanio is setting sail immediately. Gratiano leaves to join Bassanio.

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