Two Gentlemen of Verona Characters

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Antonio:

A nobleman of Verona, he is Proteus's father. Antonio is easily manipulated by his servant Panthino and follows his advice; yet he is a tyrant toward his son Proteus. In I.iii, when Panthino suggests that Proteus ought to be out in the world, gaining knowl edge and experience, Antonio quickly agrees. He says he's been thinking the very same thing over the past month—though there's some doubt about whether he's telling the truth here. He asks Panthino where he thinks Proteus ought to be sent, and he takes his servant's advice: Proteus should go to Milan the next day. When Antonio tells his son that he's to leave for Milan almost immediately, he appears brusque and decisive: "what I will, I will, and there's an end" (I.iii.65). He appoints Panthino to see to it that Proteus is on his way to Milan the following day...

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