Merchant of Venice

Give an example of racial discrimination hinted at in the short extract.

Short extract: last speech of ACT II SCENE 4 by Lorenzo.

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Lorenzo says the only way the likes of Shylock will get to heaven is through his daughter who is about to rob him of everything he has.

If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven,

It will be for his gentle daughter’s sake.

He also states that it is not Jessica's fault that she is the daughter of a heretic Jew,"That she is issue to a faithless Jew."