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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona


by William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

  • Back in Verona, Julia and Proteus say a teary goodbye before Proteus departs on his trip.
  • After Julia begs Proteus to be faithful to her, the couple exchange rings and "seal the bargain with a holy kiss."
  • Proteus makes a weird speech about how he's going to be true – but if, by some odd chance he's not faithful to Julia, he won't be able to forgive himself. (Gee. We wonder what will happen when Proteus goes to Milan…)
  • Julia runs off without saying another word.
  • Panthino arrives to fetch Proteus – it's time to ship out.

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