ITA 319 Notes

ITA 319 Notes - ITA 319 Notes Notebook up to 02/25/08...

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ITA 319 Notes – Notebook up to 02/25/08 03/03/08 Conversations in Sicily Fascist government is at its worst at this point. At its core it is an anti-fascist novel Very blatant repetition The scene with the man, a spy, from Catania, sharing an omelet He identifies with the spies because they are from the north just like he is The scene with the man and the oranges The man eats the orange violently as if cursing, as if in reaction to his wife’s refusal to eat it In Italy, people share food, unlike in the U.S. The north is wealthier than the south Great Lombard says that Sicilians have fatalistic perspective He thinks a man matures by being a good citizen His grandfather is a great Lombard figure, as is the vagrant and silvestro The sense of smell with the carob trees, smell fills him with something, where before he was empty He recovers his sense of identity by experiencing different smells The room smelled of roasting herring when he comes to see his mother He has not seen his mother in 15 years Know what oranges represent, America represents, how silvestro goes back to childhood through the meals the mother makes – snails, chickory Recovery of identity through memory
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ITA 319 taught by Professor Pietrofrassica during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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