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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  

by William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Act 4, Scene 1 Summary

  • Meanwhile, Valentine and Speed have fled to a forest between Milan and Mantua, where they encounter a group of outlaws.
  • One of the outlaws says "stick em' up" and Valentine proceeds to explain that he's got nothing for the roadside robbers to steal.
  • The outlaws are impressed when they hear that Valentine has been banished from Milan. They're even more impressed when Valentine lies about having "killed a man."
  • The outlaws now think of Valentine as a kind of Robin Hood figure and invite him to join their bad boy club.
  • The outlaws take turns bragging about their crimes.
  • Valentine agrees to join the outlaw club but makes them promise not to hurt any women or defenseless travelers. They agree and set off to live as a band of happy bachelors.

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