Give an example of racial discrimination hinted at by Lorenzo in his last address in Act 2, Scene 4 of The Merchant of Venice.

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Lorenzo says the following:

I must needs tell thee all. She hath directed
How I shall take her from her father's house,
What gold and jewels she is furnish'd with,
What page's suit she hath in readiness.
If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven,
It will be for his gentle daughter's sake:
And never dare misfortune cross her foot,
Unless she do it under this excuse,
That she is issue to a faithless Jew.
Come, go with me; peruse this as thou goest:
Fair Jessica shall be my torch-bearer.

Lorenzo, a Christian, says this with regard to Jessica, the daughter of Shylock the Jew. She and Lorenzo have fallen in love and plan to elope. In this passage,...

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