Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human - Chaps. 3-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chaps. 3-5 Summary and Analysis

Two Gentlemen of Verona

pp. 36-40

The author sees Two Gentleman of Verona as a weak play. The main saving grace of the play is Proteus' man, Launce, where Launce makes a lot of jokes about his dog. Proteus is in love with Julia, while Valentine has a stronger love relationship with Silvia. Proteus ends up slandering Valentine and driving him into exile. Julia disguises herself as a boy and searches for Proteus. Things get complicated with disguises and at one point Proteus tries to rape Silvia. Everyone ends up reconciling, with Proteus implying that whatever woman with whom a man ends up is fine. The play is seen as sort of a trying out of themes better used in Love's Labor's Lost and in Twelfth Night.

Part II- The First Histories

Henry VI

pp. 43-50

The author sees...

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