The Question and Answer section for Merchant of Venice is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When Antonio cannot give a reason for his depression, Salerio and Solanio try to cheer him up by telling him that he is only worried about his ships. Once his trips return, he will no longer feel this way.
Portia really doesn't want to marry him. We can interpret that his complexion (darker skin) bothers her.
Did you mean in Act 3 scene 2? Jessica, Lorenzo and Salerio arrive at Belmont. Bassanio is happy to see all of them, but Salerio then hands him a letter from Antonio. Bassanio turns pale at the news that Antonio has lost his fortune and his ships,...