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Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary Class 10 English

Summary of Two Gentlemen of Verona

In this article, you will be reading two gentlemen of Verona summary, one of the famous works of the author, A.J. Cronian. The title of the story is inspired by William Shakespeare’s play. It is a story of two selfless, sincere and young boys and of their hardships that they face for the medical treatment of their sister. She is suffering from tuberculosis. The story is attention-grabbing. It emphasizes the importance of selfless love and sacrifices that keep a relationship strong. In other words, it says that these two attributes are vital for humanity. In the story, Nicola and Jacopo, the two boys, show tremendous courage and determination. They have a sense of responsibility and emotional strength which makes them face the hardship irrespective of their extreme poverty.

two gentlemen of verona summary

Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary in English

The narrator who is a very sensitive and kind person is driving down towards the foothills of the Alps with his driver. On the outskirts of Verona, he meets Nicola and Jacopo, selling wild strawberries. Nicola is 13 years of age and Jacopo is 12 years of age and both are brothers. The two young boys are in shabby clothes. Thus the driver is not interested in buying the strawberries from them. But, in spite of that, the narrator buys the biggest basket from them and drives towards the town.

Next morning, the narrator and his driver again find the boys doing the shoe-shining work. The narrator being amazed asks them and finds out that they do a lot many things to earn a living. They also tell them that they work as guides. Thus, the narrator asks them to show them Juliet’s tomb. Here, the narrator feels that they are sincere, innocent, pleasant, earnest and honest young boys. Also, they were ready to help the narrator in all ways.

On one night, the narrator finds the boys selling newspapers. He could not stop himself from asking them why are they working so hard. Nicola tells him that there is some need but he does not elaborate. While Jacopo requests him to drop them to the village ‘Polenta’ in his car. The narrator being kind agrees to drop them to the village that is around 30 kilometres away. After reaching the village, the boys ask the narrator to wait for them for an hour. But, he could not resist his curiosity and follows the boys. To his surprise, the narrator finds out that the boys have gone to a hospital. In spite of being reluctant to go inside, he sees the boys talking to a girl resembling them.

He thus decides to find out what is happening from the nurse. She tells him that the girl’s name is Lucia and she is their sister. Their father who was a widower was killed in a war, their home was destroyed by a bomb and they were left to starve. The boys hated the Germans as they came to rule the village and also joined the resistance movement against them. After the war ended, Lucia got ill with Tuberculosis. They thus had to admit her to the hospital. Hence, they work hard in order to pay for all the hospital bills.

The story ends with the narrator waiting outside the hospital room and saying nothing so as to not give them the impression that he knew their secret.

Conclusion of Two Gentlemen of Verona

The story teaches us the virtues of honesty, sincerity, courage, determination, and sacrifice that are vital to the existence of humanity.

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3 responses to “My Greatest Olympic Prize Summary”

  1. Tanjil says:

    The wonderful summary thank you for this.

  2. Niharika negi says:

    They did not belong to the family of gorden cook and you also didn’t write the spelling correct it’s James cook 😶😑

  3. hmMmm says:

    What’s funny is that Miss Fairchild said the line- “Money isn’t everything. But people always misunderstand things and remain stupid-” when she herself misunderstood the situation.

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