In Venice Solanio and Salarino have learned that the Italian ship wrecked in the English Channel was Antonio’s. Shylock enters angry at Jessica’s flight. He declares his intention of taking a pound of Antonio’s flesh if Antonio is unable to repay the loan. Tubal enters to tell Shylock news of Jessica’s extravagancy and Antonio’s losses. Shylock sends Tubal to begin the process of Antonio’s arrest.