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Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed(I Promessi sposi)1.a) How does Manzoni’s description of the natural surroundings where the events take place, at the beginning of Chapter 1, contrast with his description of the inhabitants? b) How does he describe its inhabitants? c) How can we characterize Manzoni’s tone when he describes the Spanish soldiers at the beginning of this chapter?2.a) How does Manzoni describe the encounter between Don Abbondio (the priest who is supposed to marry Renzo and Lucia) and the “bravi” (the mercenary soldiers working for Don Rodrigo)? b) Why do you suppose Manzoni digresses to record the various “bans” issued against the “bravi?” c) What does this chapter tell us about 17thCentury Italy?3.a) How is Don Abbondio portrayed? What are his defining characteristics? b) What do you suppose he represents?4.How can one characterize the relationship between Don Abbondio and his maid Perpetua? (Is it similar to anything we have read in class?)
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