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Proteus is just not fooling anybody – Hey, Shakespeare!


We start Act IV within the woods between Milan and Verona. Valentine and his trusty man Velocity are waylaid by a bunch of outlaws. Valentine tells the would-be robbers that he has no cash as a result of he was exiled by the Duke of Milan. When requested what his crime was, as a substitute of telling them it was all a part of a plot to steal his beloved away, he says that it was as a result of he beat a dude to demise on accident. At this, the outlaws resolve to make him their king. I assume gangs selected their leaders otherwise again then.

Again in Milan, we be taught that Proteus is just not almost as intelligent as he thinks he’s. He hires some musicians to serenade Silvia beneath her window and the entire plan appears to crumble on him. Julia is there in disguise and will get to see him wooing Siliva and mendacity via his tooth. Silvia isn’t shopping for his efforts to seduce her, by no means seeming to overlook that he’s a recognized liar and fickle in his affections. The one one that appears to consider Proteus is poor, dumb Thurio.

Silvia has enlisted her good friend Eglamour to assist her escape Milan and maybe discover her real love Valentine. They resolve to fulfill at Friar Patrick’s cell when she provides confession, at which level they are going to depart collectively for Verona.

On the similar time, Julia (disguised as a boy named Sebastian) has gone to work as Proteus’ servant. She intends to win him again, goodness is aware of why. Proteus asks her to ship a letter and the exact same ring Julia gifted to him earlier than he left Verona to Silvia as a token of his love. She goes to talk with Silvia, explaining that is the ring his betrothed gave him and Silvia declines the reward out of hand. Julia is able to homicide Silvia despite the fact that she isn’t involved in Proteus in any respect.

We’re constructing to fairly the climax, with Valentine lurking within the forest with a bunch of criminals, Silvia raring to get out of Dodge, and Julia able to do no matter it takes to win her man again. The Duke has definitely taken a backseat at this level and Proteus is being moved about by forces higher than himself. I’m fairly involved in seeing the thrilling conclusion to The Two Gents of Verona. Till subsequent time.

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