| Quote #1
Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphosed me,
From the play's beginning, it seems that male-female relationships are never any good. Here, Proteus says that his love for Julia has transformed him, and not in a positive way.
| Quote #2
What a fool is she, that knows I am a maid,
After Julia refuses Proteus's letter, she reasons that it would be immodest and improper of her to accept the love note. While Julia worries a lot about what's considered proper or improper behavior for a young woman, she will later throw caution to the wind by disguising herself as a boy and travelling to Milan to find Proteus.
| Quote #3
He wonder'd that your lordship
Panthino advises Antonio that he should send Proteus to travel abroad like all the other young men from noble families. The idea is that travel will help round off a young man's education and make him a better person. This, of course, applies only to young men. Keep reading….