Commentary On The Two Gentlemen Of Verona Essay

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Commentary on The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a play by William Shakespeare where the main focus is on friendship and love. The play starts in the streets of Verona where Valentine is leaving for Milan to experience life outside of Verona and to improve on his life. Valentine must say good-bye to his best friend Proteus, who stays behind in Verona because Proteus is madly in love with Julia. Proteus is so blinded by his love for Julia, that he admits that he has gave way to his friends, his studies, and all rational thinking. A tearful good-bye occurs between Valentine and Proteus, and then Valentine is gone. Later, Antonio, Proteus’ father, sends Proteus to the Duke’s court in Milan because he feels that Proteus too needs to become more gentlemanly outside of Verona. This decision by Antonio does not sit well with both Proteus and Julia. Devoted to each other, they exchange rings as a promise of their love and commitment. In Milan, Valentine has fallen in love with the Duke’s daughter, Silvia. Proteus soon arrives in Milan and also falls in love with Silvia. After finding out that Valentine is in love with Silvia too, Proteus swears that he will do whatever it takes to steal Silvia away from his best friend Valentine. Not knowing Proteus plan, Valentine expresses his and Silvia’s intentions to elope. Proteus realizes this information could be beneficial to his agenda and he tells the Duke about his daughters plans to elope with…

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