Carlo Goldoni Study Questions II - Carlo Goldoni The...

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Carlo Goldoni, The Servant of Two Masters(1753)1Although there are a number of topics and social issues that Goldoni likes to discuss in his plays,the five listed below are among his favorites:a)What role do promises and contracts play in this play? Why do you suppose that keeping promises and contracts plays such an important part in this play? (Mr. Dolanb)Describe the importance that honor and a character’s social standing have in this play. Why do you suppose Goldoni gives them so much attention? (Ms. Gilmorec)How does Goldoni describe the relationship between parents and their children? What do you suppose Goldoni is saying about that relationship? (Ms. Gregord)Describe the relationship between men and women. How do gender roles differ from one class to another? (Ms. Guarracinoe)Describe the relationship between servants and their masters? What is Goldoni telling us about that relationship? (Ms. Hamilton).2How is each character portrayed in this play? How is her/his portrayal different than that of )) ) )

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