Antonio lived and Venice but he was a very sad man. He was always willing to lend people money when they needed it. People were happy to borrow money from Antonio because he never charged interest. Antonio was always happy to lend Bassanio money whenever he needed it. Bassanio had borrowed lots of money from his friend over the years, but Antonio did not care. Shylock lent money to people, but he charged interest because he had to make a profit, and people did not like to pay interest, so often they borrowed money from Antonto instead of Shylock.
1-One morning, Antonio was walking by the canal when he met his friend Bassanio.
2-Antonio, my friend, I must ask for your help again,
3-Of course, you know I will help in any way I can.
5-Antonio smiled. He knew his friend had met a beautiful woman
4-I know I´ve borrowed a lot oh money already, but now I have a plan. If it succeeds, I will be able to pay you all I owe
6- please tell me all about your plan.
7- In Belmont, there is a very wealthy lady, her name is Portia. She is beautiful, and I know she loves me.
8-But do you love her, too?
9-Oh yes, I do. I want to marry her, that´s why I need to borrow money. I want to go to Belmont to propose. When we marry, I will be very rich. I will pay you back everything I owe.
10- Oh Bassanio, I am not worried about that, but at this moment I have no money to give. All the ships I own are ate sea, and I have no money until they return.
12- He tried to smile because he didn´t want his friend to see how sad he was.
11-oh, I see. Of course, I understand.
13-But I want to help you, and will you can use my name to borrow from a moneylender. let us go and see what we can find.