Drama Journal 3

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Chris Pasquariello Andrea Leslie Drama 1051-40 February 25, 2010 In Amtower’s theory, Giovanni “rejects his society's religious and moral structures, finding within them, a power that too much denies the dramatic and transfiguring forces of intense love.” Agreeably, Giovanni’s rejection of the social Catholicism of the time period is apparent in the play. Giovanni clearly states within the text “Must I not praise/ That beauty, which, if/ fram’d anew, the gods/ Would make a god of, if they had it there;/And kneel to it, as I do kneel to them?”(1.1.23-25). In the end of the text, Giovanni even goes to the extent of believing he finds “no change/ Of pleasure in this formal law of sports./She is still one to me, and every kiss/ As sweet and as delicious as the first” (5.3.7-8). His confusion is based off of lust alone which is only apparent as reality sets in on Giovanni toward the end of the tragedy. Giovanni stabs Annabella and says “Thus die,/ and die by me, and by my hand!/ Revenge is
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course LIT 1051 taught by Professor Leslie during the Winter '10 term at Cincinnati State.

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