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Unformatted text preview: and derivatives. 3. If superior in degree to other men but not to his natural environment , the hero is a leader. He has authority, passions, and power of expression far greater than ours, but what he does is subject both to social criticism and to the order of nature. 4. If superior neither to other men nor to his environment, the hero is one of us: we respond to a sense of his common humanity, and demand from the poet the same canons of probability that we find in our own experience. * Motives in the novel: * Class relationship(s) * Intellectual appreciation among Italian immigrants * Woman (Agnese) vitality towards her environment * Gender relationship(s) * Giovanni and his environment * Relationship with religion: Immigration and religiosity Relationships among characters: Gesualdo, Michele, Concetta, Catarina, Luigi, Gelsomino, Agnese, Giovanni , Antonio....
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- Spring '12
- Natural environment, Fairy tale