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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona


by William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

  • The Duke of Milan assures Thurio that Silvia will love him now that Valentine is out of the way.
  • Thurio whines that Silvia hates him even more now that the love of her life has been banished.
  • Proteus enters with news that Valentine is gone.
  • The Duke asks Proteus for advice about how to make Silvia forget Valentine.
  • Proteus has an idea – he'll talk smack about Valentine whenever Silvia is around. That way, Silvia will be tricked into thinking that Valentine must be a bad guy if his best friend talks trash about him.
  • Proteus turns to Thurio and advises him to recite love poetry to Silvia if he wants to win her heart. Thurio should also serenade her outside of her window every night with a band of musicians. (In other words, Proteus is encouraging Thurio to stalk her, which Silvia will hate.)

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