Fie Fie! What tangled troubles tingle from mine lips! A pound of flesh? An unruly agreement! But ships at sea to pay in time they shalt! Thence, I recount, the journey of dear Bassanio and Antonio hath led them to that retched Shylock. A Jewish moneylender! 3000 ducats in 3 months. 3000 ducats in 3 months or a pound of flesh be removed from Antonio’s chest! Bassanio’s counsel cometh to no avail, Antonio’s pride victor, forever sealed is the bond. A worrisome deal, Signior Antonio thinketh not. Ships out at sea in haste due to return such a cost. Antonio’s credit, Bassanio’s gain, and he soon leaves to win Portia, with wealth he wilt feign!