We know Portia loves him but cannot be sure the love is mutual, "In Belmont is a lady rich left..."
Forgives him giving away the ring
'With this ring which when you part from, lose or give away let it prsagge the ruin of your love'
Originally played by a young man, Comedy
'Were you the doctor and I knew you not?'
She must be suspicious of her suitors
First suitor is Morocco
Second is Aragon
Third is Bassanio