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Illusion, Temptation, and Reality in Fellini’s Characters Fellini uses the elements of illusion, temptation, and reality to help shape the characters of his films especially that of Checco in Luci del Varieta . He also uses these with the characters of Moraldo in I Vitelloni and Zampano in La Strada . Checco lives under the illusion that he can become a great impresario and Lilianna is the embodiment of temptation. At the end we see reality has set in when he is back with the troop and Lilianna has left. Referring to La Strada , Bondanella comments that the trip taken by the spectators and characters throughout the film is a quest and a picaresque adventure that serves as a metaphor for self-discovery. 1 This journey through illusion, temptation, and reality help to transform these characters mainly for the better. The entire troop of Luci del Varieta believes they are masters of their respective trades but it is Checco who actually acts on these beliefs. He believes that on top of being
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ITAL 335 taught by Professor Chambless during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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