Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice Act 2 Scene 6

Jessica: But love is blind,and lovers cannot see

The pretty follies that themselves commit.

For if they could, Cupid himself would blush

To see me thus transformed to a boy.

QUESTION:- Explain the reference to Cupid. Why does she say Cupid would blush?

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Cupid is a Christian reference and Jessica is supposed to be Jewish. Jessica is dressed as a boy to disguise herself while leaving Shylock's home. Cupid would blush to see the extents she will go for "love".