In Act 2, Scene 3, explain the lines "Alack, what heinous sin is it in me To be ashamed to be my father's child! .....................thy loving wife!
In the play 'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare, Jessica, the daughter of Shylock (a ruthless jewish moneylender) seems to be ashamed of her father and his despicable money-grabbing ways - she is socially embarrassed by him and would like to break the connection but can see only one way to escape and that is marriage. If she married a Christian then she would in a way be 'laundering' her social status awful as that sounds to us today. As she says herself :
"I shall be saved by my husband. He hath made me a Christian"