Presentation on theme: "A Romantic Text?. Rappaccini represents The Age of Reason Sees Giovanni and Beatrice as specimens He is described as “taking merely a speculative, not."— Presentation transcript:
Rappaccini represents The Age of Reason Sees Giovanni and Beatrice as specimens He is described as “taking merely a speculative, not a human interest in the young man.” Separated from nature: “there was no approach to intimacy between himself and these vegetables” More concerned with science than humanity. He is the essence of pure science divided from emotion and instinct He is not comfortable in nature… wears a mask and gloves in the garden
When describing how people physically see things, Hawthorne writes: “ There is an influence in the light of morning that tends to rectify whatever errors of fancy, or even of judgment we may have incurred during the sun’s decline, or among the shadows of the night…”(260) What does this mean? Even the allegorical form shows how one truth can seem to have many angles.
Beatrice and her “sisters” become one She relates to them as if they are human
The decaying fountain in the garden may represent the decay of functional art, which is associated with A or R Emotional art should replace functional art
What type of relationship exists between men and women? Is the story critical of this power dynamic?
Complete the following allegory chart and answer the questions...