I think Shylock is a victim because he is forced to change his religion by way of a unfair trial, he hates Christians because he has been wrongly treated by them for example when Antonio spat in his face and he always calls him a dog and such. He puts his ducats before his daughter because they are his livelihood without them he has no job because at the time of the play in Venice if you were a Jew then the only profession you could up hold was that of a money lender.
I hope it is informative.....^_^ !!!