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What's the function of the servants in Two Gentlemen? How do the antics of Lance and Speed create meaning in the play? Do they have any impact on the plot? What do they contribute?
"O heaven!" screams Silvia as Proteus tries to assault her (5.4.6). These two words are Silvia's last spoken lines in the play. She's silent while Valentine and Proteus make up, says nothing while Julia and Proteus get back together, and she watches silently as her father gives her as a "gift" to Proteus. If Silvia had a voice in the final moments of the play, what do you think she might have to say?