Thurio is a foolish gentleman at the court of Milan, and a suitor to Silvia’s hand.
A dark-faced fellow, he has the Duke’s approval to marry Silvia. As Silvia despises him, he is forced to ask Proteus for help in wooing her. He does not actually think much of Silvia, following her to the forest more out of anger at Sir Eglamour for helping her than for her own sake. Threatened by the outlaw Valentine, he quickly disclaims any interest in the lady.