Don Giovanni Response Journal III

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Don Giovanni Response Journal III By: Anneliese Antonucci Broader Question/Comment: In Lipking’s article that was read they (Don Giovanni and Donna Elvira) are both abandoned. This leads us to believe that the characters would understand each other well especially their continuous mood . Yet, they appear not to get along. The text says, “An abandoned woman is the slave of her lover.” This statement and the affirmation in this passage that Don Giovanni is chauvinist raise questions. Why did Don Giovanni take more advantage of her and vice versa? They already have a symbiotic relationship. They both have similar experiences Don Giovanni states his reasons for faithlessness. “Because I love them. To be faithful to one women means neglecting the others. My feelings are so extensive I have to share them with all women. But women cannot grasp this, and consider my generous nature a deceitful one.” (pg.185) This is an extremely poor statement and response to the question of how Don Giovanni can do manipulate and seduce women. It is a
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2009 for the course FYS 101 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Fall '08 term at Simons Rock.

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