The Cenci - Before slide Krystal The Cenci is Percy Bysshe...

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Before slide - Krystal: The Cenci is Percy Bysshe Shelley’s tragedy of the moral corruption that he considered tyranny encourages. Important note: Even the greatest good can be corrupted into its inverse by the greatest evil. Cenci is a monster, who fears nor God nor man. He destroys because it is in his nature. Actual family story - According to historical details leading to the legend, Francesco Cenci abused his first wife Ersilia Santa Croce and his sons and raped Beatrice multiple times thus being guilty of incest. Beatrice tried to inform the authorities about the frequent mistreatments, but nothing happened although everybody in Rome knew what kind of person her father was. When he found out that his daughter had reported him, he sent Beatrice and Lucrezia away from Rome. The four Cencis organized a plot. Two people one who was acutally Beatrice’s lover tried killing him but didn’t work. Following this Beatrice, her siblings, and their stepmother bludgeoned Francesco to death with a hammer and threw the body off a balcony to make it look like an accident. the papal police tried to find out what happened. Beatrice's lover was tortured and died without revealing the truth. the plot was discovered and the four members of the Cenci family were arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to death. The common people of Rome, knowing the reasons for the murder, protested against the tribunal's decision, obtaining a short postponement of the execution. Pope clement 8 th had no mercy. became a symbol for the people of Rome of resistance against the arrogant aristocracy Slide 1Maram - Count Cenci is a cruel and brutal man whose greatest delight is to make people suffer. In traditional Greek tragedy, the climax of the play occurs in a scene of heroic, and often horrific, self-recognition and insight. In this climactic moment, the tragic hero achieves a transcendent and totalizing vision of the causal web of events he has been caught up in, which finally allows him to recognize his own essential character. By viewing and experiencing this realization, audience members achieve a liberation wherein their own anxieties are condemned and sacrificed in the tragic hero’s down-fall. The audience leaves the theater with transformed resolution to be
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  • Fall '16
  • julie jordan
  • Theatre, Tragedy, Beatrice, Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cenci, Cenci, Francesco Cenci

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