Merchant of Venice

Why is Jessica so ashamed to be a Jew?

act 2 scene 3

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She is in love with a Christian and dislikes her father. Jews were persecuted and her father, Shylock, personifies the Jewish stereotypes. 

She wishes to marry Lorenzo and become a Christian. She hates her father who is a Jew and is cruel.