Male friendship or male bonding tends to get little respect these days, and when it does appear, it tends to get explained away in homosexual terms. However, in the Renaissance [male] friendship was taken much more seriously than it is today. Consider the relationship between Love and Friendship or Male bonding in the “Two Gentlemen of Verona” [Proteus and Valentine]. To what extent are the tensions between the demands of romantic love and the obligations of [male] friendship or male bonding central to the love-plot of the play.
Include at least ten quotes [including Two BLOCK quotes] from the “Two Gentlemen of Verona”
Book to be used:
Shakespeare, William Two Gentlemen of Verona. Edited by Roger Warren. The Oxford Shakespeare. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008